Language is fluid. Changing all the time. In some ways, that's a good thing. But if you're not one for change, you'll have a tough time.
Back in grade school, I learned how to spell an exclamation of excitement as "Yea!" That also indicated a positive vote in a formal setting. Perhaps I was taught incorrectly, but I employed that spelling for a long time. A few years back, though, I noticed more and more people spelling it, "Yay!"
I have to say, it still irks me.
But I use it. I've caved. If I continued using the old spelling, I'd look ridiculous. The culture has dictated this change, so I'm going with it.
There are "newer" words in our language I still refuse to use--bling and selfie to name a few. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm old-fashioned. It's just one of those things.
What words have you seen change? Or what words can you not stand?
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