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The Afterword: A Conversation About the Future of Words

Oct 25, 2021

Did you know that slang has a shelf life? Once a word or phase starts being used by a different generation, it often dies out. The internet has accelerated the spread of new words and promoted their acceptance into mainstream conversations. How we access word play, trends and jargon in a positive way that supports brands, companies and the average person is really up to that individual’s communication style.

We discover from our expert guests that learning is never truly over, especially when it comes to the words we use. Brian P. Cleary, an award winning author, shares that metaphors are like snap shots of people.

Grant Barrett, co- host of Way with Words Radio, sees books and words as pockets of air in an upturned boat. Martha Barnette, the other co-host of Way with Words, explained that language is fossil poetry.