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Old April 22 2013, 09:04 AM   #11
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

scotpens wrote: View Post
When the majority of educated native English speakers accept it and it appears in dictionaries, then it'll be a word. Which will be never.
Yeah, see, that's the conservative approach to language, but it's simply not realistic. Words don't come from dictionaries, words end up in dictionaries. It's the end of the process, not the start. If we had to wait for "educated" speakers to catch up with the evolution of language, English would simply dry up and stop evolving.
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