The Reality of Slang

August 22, 2014

“What makes a word ‘real’?” Should groan-inducing words like “adorkable” be counted? Anne Curzan, language historian, gives a Ted talk about the human element in dictionaries and the importance of slang.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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