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'Mandemic': Inventing New Words To Capture The Moment

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:43pm
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New words are constantly popping up in our vernacular, usually reflecting societal changes or trends. A recent piece posted on focuses on terms that try to describe situations women are most likely to go through — whether it be in the workplace or personal situations. They fall in the realm of words like ‘mansplaining’ or ‘manspreading.’

The Show spoke with Cindi SturtzSreetharan, a linguist at ASU, about how much new words — and the evolution of language — help us understand more about what’s happening in our world.

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