Dictionaries are history books – Emporia Gazette
Dictionaries are history booksEmporia GazetteYes, words change their meaning. And fairly rapidly too. By 2006, modern dictionaries defined “cavalier” as: easy and lighthearted, frivolous, or disregarding the feelings of others. And that is what my readers in 2006 now understood by the word …
We've coined a wealth of terms – The Virginian-Pilot
We've coined a wealth of termsThe Virginian-PilotSlang words for money are all over the place. I guess "bread" is a well-used word for money, but in my head it … Other words meaning money are cabbage, green, kale, lucre and shekels. I have to wonder what's wrong with the plain old word "money …and more »
Fear of Formication
Even the definition of formication can be deceiving, because this word is derived from 'formica,' which is the Latin word for 'ant.'