|Published : 13 Apr 2017, 20:27:20 | Updated : 13 Apr 2017, 20:27:48|
‘Yoga’ among top 15 popular words in UK: Study
‘Yoga’ along with words like ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ are among the top fifteen most popular words in British society, say scientists who found that the internet age has had a massive influence on the English language, reports PTI via the Hindustan Times.
The need to communicate with a wider world coupled with a move away from the cosy, close-knit communities of the 90s has dramatically changed the way British people speak over the last two decades, researchers said.
The study, by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press in the UK, looked at the most characteristic words of informal chit-chat in today’s Britain.
The internet age has had a massive influence on the words we use, the researchers said.