We are the Knights (that’s pronounced phonetically - cuh-nig-its - as of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail) Who Say Cyclic, a group of High School students, all of whom attended 6thgrade at Challenger School. At Challenger, we each gained not only a respect of the English language but also the want to change the world. Our noble mission is to improve America, one step at a time – primarily by improving the U.S.’s tongue and correcting false ideas about how its government functions. To learn more, please visit our website at www.cuhnigits.org.
Friday, August 26, 2011
You can teach an old language new tricks...
Especially when the internet is involved. Heya everybody!!! Happy fall (almost). Anyway, just looking at the latest stuff in 393 Views, I started thinking. We, as knights, obviously advocate the remembrance and use of old and dying words, but still accept and honor English as a shifting, growing language. (By the way, did you know that "boomerang child" and "fist bump" have been added to some dictionaries?) So, as one wonderful author put it, we all have a vote on how words are used, and slang can become standard through common use. So everyone, what are your favorite slang terms? What made up words do you use? And finally, on the internet side of things, what are your favorite emotocons?