CatchThis Blog / semantic change

Beth Gerber

April 26, 2011

So the other night we’re squeezing through the crush at the bar, wondering why is it that every bartender who utters the word “Sidecar” suddenly starts talking like the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? But what really gets our attention is a language kidnapping, a semantic hostage situation. That’s right, people: a perfectly good word […]