Most people speaking the English language as recently at 1980 had no notion of what lay in store for the daily vernacular. With the digital age came swarms of neologisms: bytes, bauds, dongles, exbibytes, favicons, greps, memes….whole herds and flocks of new words and usages thundering into our peaceful linguascape.
Stay tuned. There are more on the way. And the driver this time is not digital but sexual. The latest changelings are pronouns.
From the Associated Press: Nov. 30, 2013 (and picked up by newspapers around the world):