In Your Face: Talk Show Culture Invades the Church

Thursday, 16 Aug 2007

Although I fancy myself a language teacher, it seems that I am often the last to learn of changes in my own English language. A little over a year ago my teenager daughter bewildered me with her shouts about a friend, "Man, that girl has an attitude!" Naively, I said something like, "Of course she does. Everyone has an attitude of some kind. Why get so excited about someone having an attitude?" In the following fifteen minutes I learned that "attitude" had acquired a greater specificity than I had realized and now meant ...

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