Joel Byron Barker

A writer with a toolbox chock full of pegs both square and round.

Archive for April, 2009

Wordage of The New

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Modern language is moving pretty fast.  A new product (FaceBook) becomes a verb (FaceBooking) before the Modern Language Association has an opportunity to write a well worded memo.  Sometimes, these organic language shifts are fun.  People create “fanboy” by quite naturally combining fan and boy to quite appropriately describe certain pop culture enthusiasts.  However, when […]