Hey you literary lovelies,
I’m a journalist in my school’s newspaper and I’m writing an article about the new words created through social media (that often appear on places like Tumblr and here on DeviantArt), such as “sonder” and “petrichor”, that aren't often necessarily considered 'real
words because they don't appear in official dictionaries.
If there is anyone familiar with any of these or other words that could answer a few of the below questions
Send me a note with your full name and state/province and answer any number of the questions below if you would like to be featured. When the article comes on tomorrow afternoon, I will send all participants a link!
- Do you think it is important that we keep creating new words? Why/why not?
- Do you think these words should be considered legitimate in our language, despite that they might not be dictionary official?