nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Small changes in usage

From my comment to mindyklasky:
There are usage fads that aren't distinct enough to be slang.

For example, the current use of "traditional" to mean anything more than five years old ("the traditional wireless mouse") is fairly new.

Or there was a while when people kept using "infer" to mean "imply" (I don't think the reverse was common), and then both words fell out of common use.

Does anyone keep conscious track of this stuff?
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