Comment: What’s in a word?
Like the flow of the tides altering the morphology of a shoreline, words and phrases with which we are familiar seem to gradually submerge and be replaced with new versions. This can of course be for eminently sensible reasons, appropriately reflecting things such as social or organisational changes. However, there seems to be an increasing acceleration of this process, more akin (to continue the tidal analogy) to the forces of winter storms than to gradual evolution.
Dermatology in practice 2001; 9(6): 4–4
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