I’m really impressed by how easily new words are introduced to the English language. This one came from the world of programming.
Last weekend we’ve had a mini family vacation. Since I always have with me my laptop that is equipped with a broadband Internet connectivity, I’m always online. This also helps a lot when you are traveling in a car/bus/train (I’m publishing this blog while sitting on the bus that is moving on a highway). It also helps when your kid is bored in a hotel room…
When I found my 12-year old son was using my laptop,we’ve had this conversation:
“What are you doing, Dave? ”
“Watching a cartoon on youtube.com “.
“How is it? ”
“It’s nice, but a bit buffery ”
When the Internet connection is a bit slow for a video stream, it takes time to fill the buffer with all these bytes, hence a new word: buffery. A year ago he would have said “It’s nice, but a bit choppy ” or something…
Any good programming language is easily extendable. The same holds true for human languages. I love English!