The incredible shrinking English vocabulary: Evolutionary biologist predicts that some of the words you used today are going extinct

Dennis Baron debaron at illinois.edu
Fri Feb 27 02:03:11 UTC 2009


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

The incredible shrinking English vocabulary: Evolutionary biologist  
predicts that some of the words you used today are going extinct

English, perhaps the biggest, most influential world language ever, is  
showing some signs of coming apart at the seams, according to  
evolutionary biologists at Reading University, who are predicting that  
a number of the English words you probably used today, common ones  
like dirty, bad, and turn, may go extinct over the next 700 – 800  
years. . . .

Finsd out more about this odd prediction. Read the whole post on the  
Web of Language.

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