I freaking love this story, from the UK’s Webuser site. A supercomputer used to predict which words may soon fall out of common use in the English language.
The words ‘squeeze’, ‘guts’, and ‘dirty’ could fall out of common usage in the not-too-distant future, according to researchers at Reading University.
Using a specially-created computer program, evolutionary language scientists have also concluded that words such as ‘stick’ and ‘throw’ could become obsolete.
…The supercomputer used to calculate which words would fall out of favour was created by IBM.
Caroline Isaac, deep computing executive at IBM said: “Supercomputers are enabling the world to become increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent.
Two beers for Reading University!