‘Watergate’, ‘Chillax’ named as influential English wordsAugust 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the study of Linguistics the words “Watergate” and “chillax” have been considered as one of the most important words in the study.
A professor of Honorary of Linguistics, who lectures in University of Whales, Bangor, called David Crystal, came up with 100 English words which have change the face of language and has increased the fame of language. Among the words that he came up with, “Chillax” and “Watergate” are the two words that had topped the list. One of the factors that he considered while choosing the words is the culture growth over centuries.
He analyzed the words that were used centuries ago and the ones that are currently used, through this; he was able to come up with the correct results of his analysis. One of the factors that have enhanced the growth of language is the introduction of the Internet and the messaging.
This has helped a great deal in enhancing the language from decades to decades. The word “watergate” was used to refer to the scandal that occurred in 1970 of Richard Nixon forced to surrender by the US president. “Chillax” came up from the combination of to words commonly used in text messages, “Chill” and “relax”.
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