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The English language could use some new musical terms, Alan Cross says – National
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The English language could use some new musical terms, Alan Cross says – National

The English language has been evolving for centuries. Each year, new words are added while obsolete words fall from common use.For example, the Oxford English Dictionary, the ultimate arbiter in words with its 20 printed volumes and 21,739 pages, declared at the end of 2020 that adulting — “to become, be, or behave as an adult; (now) esp. to carry out the mundane or everyday tasks that are a necessary part of adult life” — is now officially part of the everyday lexicon.On the other hand, while it’s still in the OED, when was the last time you used brabble in a sentence? (Brabble: To bicker loudly about trifles or nothing at all.) Commentary: The Guess Who deserve a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alan Cross says Story continues below advertisement ...