Word Origins

For this assignment, pick a word to investigate, including its origins, evolution, and current usage. Is it international? local? cyber? a combination? The OED is a good place to start, and I recommend looking at dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the urban dictionary. 500 words

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Here is a possible example about the word “occupy” – from the Language Log.

Due Date: Thursday, January 26