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Yesterday was Noah Webster's Birthday

Noah Webster was born Oct 16, 1758 so I thought we'd celebrate words today.  Here is an article I wrote on words and how their meanings change over the years. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Over the years, the meanings of words do change and for many different reasons.  I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of these words.  Enjoy! Some words have changed meanings for technological reasons. 1. A tweet used to be the sound a bird makes.  Now it’s a 140 character message you type on a social networking site where people share things from political news to what they had for dinner. 2. The word friend is now a verb.  Where I used to have...

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