Newspeak and neologisms: the evolution of language

There are more than one million distinct words in the English language, and thanks to the pace of technology and social media, this is growing by the day. Words have taken on new meanings, new generations have utilised language as a form of activism and a new kind of taboo has emerged. But what does the language of the digital age say about today’s society?

Walks predict aggression

As a species we place great emphasis on our ability to communicate. As soon as you read that sentence your thoughts will have immediately turned to our linguistic skills; our capacity to talk, read, and write. As important as this is to who we are as a species a significant amount of our communication actually […]