One of my favorite things in the world? Not make up, not food, not dresses: it’s language. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with language. From how it shapes our understanding of the world to how it is such an inherently unique human feature, to how we learn it, to how we use it and how it is far more important than most people would dare to admonish. It should be no surprise then, that the profession I chose, was to become a language teacher. Because that is how I get to be what I enjoy most on a daily basis: a language nerd. And today I thought I’d indulge in this obsession on the blog. I’d like to introduce you to 6 English words we all know, but that didn’t start out meaning what they mean today.
Language nerd alert! Words change meaning?
Yes they do and I have 6 examples for you after the click!