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The Word For... : The New Yorker

The Word For... : The New Yorker | The Power of Words | Scoop.it
The practice of coining new words goes back to the beginning of language itself…
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Words are powerful . . . and fun!

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9 Words You're Literally Beating To Death - Forbes

9 Words You're Literally Beating To Death - Forbes | The Power of Words | Scoop.it
9 Words You're Literally Beating To Death
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It's becoming hard to imagine this word being used correctly, because it's often placed next to words that are being used figuratively. You did not literally blow a gasket.
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This is a very interesting article that basically covers a subject that literally needed it . . . REALLY.

Seriously (another?), we are talking so much and saying so little.  With all of our cellphone chatter, texting, tweeting . . . I agree that "talk is cheap," but words are priceless. 

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Zipf's Law And The Most Common Words In English - Business Insider

Zipf's Law And The Most Common Words In English - Business Insider | The Power of Words | Scoop.it
About 25% of all our speech and writing is one of these 10 words.
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No surprise here.  However, I wonder how long this will be true due to our "text and tweet talk"? 

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When Mom's Words Hurt - Power of a Mother's Words

When Mom's Words Hurt - Power of a Mother's Words | The Power of Words | Scoop.it
What does a mom do when her words hurt? The power of a mom's words are great. (Today's Post~ When Mom's Words Hurt. What’s a mom to do when we regret words we say to our own?
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This resonates with many.  Why?  Words are powerful! 

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Unusable Words : The New Yorker

Unusable Words : The New Yorker | The Power of Words | Scoop.it
Words become unusable for all sorts of reasons. ... The word was what I think of as an auto-antonym (a term that doesn't appear in Webster's Second): it's its own opposite. Which is to say, it's a mostly unusable word.
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I'm speechless . . .

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