Saturday, October 9, 2010
As language evolves, words take on new meanings. Sometimes a word that used to cover a variety of things can start to mean something more specific, like the way that "partying" usually implies drinking now, but as the word evolved, we never got a new word that included other types of parties. It's like if strawberries get so popular that when we say "fruit," we're only talking about strawberries. Good for strawberries, I guess, but what about all the other fruits?