‘Skedaddle,’ ‘Selfie,’ and Many More Words of the Generations
October 15, 2015
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“Some words are limited to the generations that used them — like flapper and 23 skiddoo for the so-called lost generation (born 1883-1900), for example, or love-in and groovy for the boomers (born 1943-1960). (The boom in population was 1946-1964, but Strauss and Howe look at changing attitudes rather than population growth. Either way, the distinctive words are the same.)
Other words were introduced or emphasized by particular generations but have become the property of us all: jazz from the lost generation, for example, and hippie, lifestyle, self-esteem, and blended family from the boomers.”
Read more @ http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/10/14/skedaddle-selfie-and-many-more-words-of-the-generations/
Languages do matter!