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Whazzup? Thoughts about Words and a Link

At first I resisted text-ese and slang, but I started thinking about Shakespeare and how he created so many words we use daily, and I changed my mind. I think some of the new words floating about–LOL, Whazzup?, whodunit, chillaxing–are pretty cool. How inventive was Shakespeare? One site lists 1,700 words that Shakespeare first used […]