Let’s start with a very amusing TED talk:

20140903 - TED talk

Amusing but quite serious too…

How many times have you regretted not being able to use a word because it’s been hijacked? It’s important that the language keeps evolving to meet our needs in an ever-changing society, but occasionally I regret certain changes.

On my personal ‘regret list’ is the word ‘gay’. In its original meaning it’s a wonderful word, expressing precisely what I sometimes want to say. But if I used it now I’d likely be misunderstood by many people.

What’s your once much-used but now ‘lost’ word?


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