The word "celly": love or hate?
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01-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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Actually, it's quie relevant.
Language stems very much from usage. If "celly" starts getting used concurrently by a large amount of people, then lexicologists start to look at its roots, its usage and if it is has high incidences then it makes its way into dictionaries, whether slang or standardized official dictionaries.
There's enough lazy english out there to feed an entire university, there's really no need to dumb things down any further. It's quite arresting at work to see people come in unable to form proper sentences without adding an "Ummm" or "Ahhhh" and unable to write coherent sentences. It's not much better on local sports radio, guys like Jason York, AJ Jakubec, Shawn Simpson and Dave Gross should not be anywhere near a microphone.
I won't be using "celly" anytime soon and neither will my circle. Maybe 20-30 people can't make a large impact but maybe we can at least keep standard english alive and well for a generation more.
It's is a contraction of "it is". There's is a contraction of "there is". Can't is a contraction of "Can not". Those are all lazy, if you consider 'celly' to be lazy for celebration.
In other instances: gym: gymnasium, exam: examination, gas: gasoline, detox: detoxify etc.
Yet, probably everyone has used those lazy words at some point in their lives. Language is an evolving thing. To call 'Celly' as lazy and criticize it is pretty silly, IMO.
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