DeFilippo: Baltimorese Is Deader Than a Pterodactyl

Merriam-Webster recently announced the addition of 533 new words to its expansive dictionary along with 4,000 other changes in language usage and meaning – neologisms such as “deep state,” “fatberg,” “colorism,” and the binary “they” to neutralize gender into an asexual blur of grammatical imprecision and political acceptance. A while back, there was an Associated Press story about the evolution and Darwinian disappearance of Philadelphia’s notoriously inflected twang in which the Eagles are iggles, bagels are beggles and water is wooder. The Southern tonal tongue is moving north and the sounds of adenoids in distress are vanishing. (Md. Matters)

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