Our language suffers from a word shortage. There are literally thousands of new phenomena that make modern life increasingly frustrating because we lack the words to aid us in dealing with them. This is because our surroundings change faster than our wordsmiths can provide us with the verbal handles needed to manipulate them.
Porter, Temple G.
"Help Fill the Word Gap!,"
Word Ways: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol2/iss1/10