In this article I offer a brief anecdote, one which shows that the English language (like any living language) is always changing, that it grows at the local and even at the personal level, and that many of the new "growths" bloom quickly, like some exotic flower, and can fade just as quickly.
"On the Birth (And Death?) of a Word,"
Word Ways: Vol. 18
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol18/iss4/9