Popular Nomenclature - an introduction
We define ourselves by language. The fundamental choice of words and how to use them creates groups that can be inclusive or exclusionary. Words have power because they shape thought, and thought leads to action.
If you belong to a group, any group, chances are that you've developed a specific language that only people within the group can truly understand. From online chat boards to the corporate boardroom, the same word can have countless meanings and connotations. Adjectives become nouns, nouns become verbs, and in that moment of mutation the speaking group experiences a founder effect.
What sort of interesting word usements do you structure?