There is a relationship between thinking and language, as we tend to think in our native language. Interestingly, some people who speak two languages fluently say they switch their thinking between the languages, depending on who they are around at the time. However, arguably, humans have always been capable of thought, even before language was developed. Also, it is possible for people to have abstract thought processes without possessing language skills.
There are all kinds of slang words now used with reference to technology. Some of my favourites include a technologically based term, combined with an older, more grounded word. For example, since the launch of Facebook, the term ‘fraped’ has developed. This means Facebook-Raped, i.e. when someone has logged into another person’s account without their permission and has altered their status or personal information.
Thinking and language go hand in hand. Personally I believe that thought comes first, because sometimes you think about what you want to say. So communicating comes with thought and what goes on throughout life; throughout the world. ~Devin
Feedback: That is true that thought tends to come before speaking. However, some people really do speak before they have thought it through. On the other hand, perhaps it isn’t possible to form speech without thinking about it on some level.
Thinking and language come hand in hand from early on, as we grow and develop our speech grows and develops as well. We use language to communicate with peers and those like us in our society. However, I don’t necessarily think that one comes before another but rather they go hand in hand as second nature as we evolve as individuals.
Feedback: I agree that, in today’s world, thought and language seem to go hand in hand as second nature. However, I would argue that thought is available to humans long before the equivalent of language is. This explains why young children become so frustrated when they cannot make themselves understood by other humans.
tweet is a word that comes to mind it used to mean a sound a bird makes now it means a communication of short length on a computer. Burn is another word that has a new definition now refers to copying info onto a storage device instead of referring to a heat related source. Rip is another word, it used to mean a tear of some fabric or paper now it also means to copy cd content on to computer.
Feedback: Tweet, burn and rip are great examples, actually. As you say, they all used to have different meanings before technology became so widely used.
Social Media to me is a big one, this has now defined how we are all connected and in a way so dissconnected at the same time.
iPhone, iMac, iPod, iPad pretty mich anythin i-“word’ is now not only part of vocabulary but also part of our everyday livesI am awaiting the iCar.
Cyber World, which is the world that we live in now.
Feedback: words beginning in I, such as the ones you listed, are certainly household names now. However, they aren’t really words as much as they are names. Would you agree?