[LMB] OT: Language changes

brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Sep 16 03:00:36 BST 2021

> On Sep 15, 2021, at 7:26 PM, B Van Look <vanlook19 at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the changes I find fascinating was the mutation of "nice"
> "Nice" went from "ignorant/daft" to "decadent/luxurious (especially in
> clothing or food)" to "delicate/particular"
> It's currently landed on "agreeable, well-mannered" but it's already
> shifting.
> On social media, an exclamation of "NICE" to a post is
> "celebration/satisfaction”

Yes.   “Girl” didn’t use to be gendered.

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