Speaking of grammar, we learn about tenses, adverbs, verbs, morphemes, pronouns, and adjectives at school. And we make little use of this knowledge. “What’s up bro?” “Me bees” and “My bad” are frequently employed. Why do we use slang? It is teens who develop expressions, idioms, and slang to put space between themselves and their parents. Our children are emo. And we also had a generation of drama queens. Today we have words like supersize, brunch, and frenemy. As societies undergo transformations, languages evolve to reflect them. If you hear something like “It just ain’t my bag” and you are past your teen years, “Pardon me” is a normal reaction. And in all likelihood, you didn’t know that awesomity is a word for the highest state of awesome. New words are developed for new activities. And there are combinations of meanings. Languages evolve to reflect new contexts and phenomena.
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