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To word meanings!
Words, or at least their meanings, tend to change with the times. Give examples of words whose meanings/uses have changed over the years.
Example:
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Tablet to:
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The obvious one is "gay." Many of the others that come to mind have come about as a result of the internet and social media.

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Cloud
Catfish
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I think the word Tape is an interesting one as it seems to have gone full circle. Kids today don't under the ideas of "video taping" something because to them "tape" is just a roll of super sticky fabric or paper.
 
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I think the word Tape is an interesting one as it seems to have gone full circle. Kids today don't under the ideas of "video taping" something because to them "tape" is just a roll of super sticky fabric or paper.
Good observation, Steve! I still say "tape" for "record" and my kid looks at me like I am an old fart. Which I am but I don't need "The Look" to remind me! lol
 

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We still talk about "dialing" a phone number, but rotary phones disappeared decades ago.

Today I hear the kids saying something is "sick", meaning it's extraordinarily nice. Go figure.