Adjusting to Modernity in American English

Language is a subjective thing, but one so deeply ingrained in our consciousness that accepting linguistic change brings out the conservative in all of us. But language is fundamentally and necessarily flexible, and aspects of modern America are making it imperative that we open up some big changes, particularly in relation to euphemism, profanity, and the use of pronouns.

Speakers: John McWhorter
Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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