When words die from overuse

When words die from overuse

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ballroom chandelierNicholson Baker once wrote an essay on the omnipresence, a century ago, of a word usage we never see anymore: lumber, used in reference to the contents of our minds. Lately, I have been interested in a phrase that was everywhere in the 19th century but has long since fallen out of use: after the […]

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Courtesy : Oxford English Dictionary

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