Words in transition


  1. I’m new to this site, are there prizes for spotting new words in transition? Here’s one for you: a radio reporter said “workers were unwilling to speak on this broadcast for fear of being identified and repercussed”. “Repercussed”! Brilliant!

  2. Dorothy Young says:

    What about “presently”. I guess it’s already made the transition from meaning “soon” to meaning “now”.

    I guess I’ll have to retire my soapbox presently.

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