Changing English Words
Always helpful Lee Hadden writes:\" The column \"Newscripts\" in the journal Chemical and Engineering News
of the American Chemical Society, April 9, 2001, issue, page 64, has an
interesting account and a review of a new dictionary that documents the way
words in English are changing their meanings. The title is \"The Dictionary
of Dangerous Words\" by Digby Anderson (see:
For example, \"accident\" no longer refers to an accident any more, but
to society\'s aversions to the fact that anything is beyond our control.
\"...Accidents do not happen by accident anymore.\"