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  • 2 years ago

-Select an adult who is 30 years or older to interview. This person can be a parent, grandparent, neighbor, teacher, etc. -Ask your interviewee to identify three words or phrases used when he or she was your age and tell what those words or phrases meant. -Based in the meanings of these three examples above, identify current words or phrases used today that have the same meaning as those from 30+ years ago. -Write a brief reflection detailing what you learned from this interview on our evolving language and what things you feel might influence language to continually change.

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  1. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    @uri help me please :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  2. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Umm..Lol! So who are you selecting for an Interview? :D

  3. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    Hmm... I pick uri, even though you're not over 30 :)

  4. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Haha! lol

  5. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    Guess I better undo your medal -_-

  6. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Ok? lol! But i am Not 30 Haha,I don't know phrases and words used 30 years ago.

  7. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    Can you search google and try to find some? I can't cause restricted internet -_-

  8. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    I can,LOL....Just message me what to search?

  9. Loujoelou
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    Umm english words that have changed meanings in the past 30 years?

  10. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Ok wait :D

  11. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    This goes way beyond the 50 years or so you asked about, but it is one of the best examples I know of a word whose meaning has completely totally reversed over several centuries time. The word is "nice". Today the word nice means : pleasant. aggreable. kind. satisfactory. The source or origin of the word is the Latin word 'nescius' which means : ignorant or stupid. From it's Latin roots, nescius became the word 'nice' to the gauls of France, (pronounced 'neess' in French). Originally it had the same meaning as nescius : ignorant or stupid. After The Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D., Britain obtained a new ruler from France...William the Conqueror. More than 2,000 new words were added to the English language from the French. Before this, the language spoken by the inhabitants of Britain was a very rudimentary, gutteral language that barely had a few hundred words. This is when the meaning of the word 'nice' began it's slow transformation from 'ignorant/stupid' to 'foolish' to 'shy' to 'fastidious' to 'refined' and finally to what we now have as today's modern definition of 'pleasant' or 'agreeable', which was first recorded in the 18th century. A remarkable switch from 'stupid' to 'pleasant'.

  12. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    K :)

  13. Loujoelou
    • 2 years ago
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    I need 2 more words -_-

  14. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    How many are they? :P

  15. Loujoelou
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    Just need a total of 3 words, and now 2 more, cause we got nice :) and that's a great example! :)

  16. uri
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    Ok :)

  17. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Geek - variant of English dialect geck "fool". Originally, it was a carnival performer whose act consists of outrageous feats such as biting the heads off live animals. Later, it was used for somebody regarded as unattractive and socially awkward. At present, it is used for somebody who is a proud or enthusiastic user of computers or other technology, sometimes to an excessive degree.

  18. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    From the Latin meaning ‘to make by hand’ this originally signified things that were created by craftsmen. Now the opposite, made by machines, is its meaning. Read more: http://writinghood.com/style/grammar/eight-words-which-have-completely-changed-their-meaning-over-time/#ixzz22X4o4Rtc

  19. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    DONE. :D Now?

  20. Loujoelou
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    Thx a ton! :)

  21. uri
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    A ton :D lol!

  22. Loujoelou
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    Hey uri, can you tell me what websites you used for these words to find them?

  23. uri
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    Writinghood.com and Answers.Yahoo.com :D

  24. Loujoelou
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    K thx :)

  25. uri
    • 2 years ago
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    Do you need any Help? :)

  26. Loujoelou
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    No just wanted to state the sources so she doesn't think I'm plagiarizing

  27. Loujoelou
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    Actually gonna quote it from their website. Too lazy to make it in my own words.

  28. uri
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    Oh okay lol! :D

  29. Loujoelou
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    Are the other 2 from yahoo, and 'craft by hand' is from yahoo. Wait send me the link to the ones from answers.yahoo.com

  30. uri
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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080709015204AAD0Aqc :D

  31. Loujoelou
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    Thx :D

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