Friday, October 11, 2019

Familects

Does it ever feel like your family or friend group speaks its very own dialect? This was the premise of a book called Kitchen Table Lingo, which collected examples from what the linguist David Crystal called familects: “the private and personal word-creations that are found in every household and in every social group, but which never get into the dictionary” (or onto dialect maps).
Source: Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

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