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The definition of many basic words have changed.  For example, the word done meant an item in the oven was finished cooking. Today it means you are finished, you have completed something, or you are ending something. The word finished is rarely used.  My late husband was always a stickler for correct English.  He would never say done for anything except food.  If one of the children used that word he automatically corrected them. Take the word cool.  It was at one time a meaning of chilly.  Long ago it changed into someone who was outstanding.  It really began to apply to famous singers such as Elvis, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Little Richard, Fats Domino and so many more. All of those artists were outstanding and they changed the definition of the word cool.  Atthough when you think of them today, the word cool from many years of use does come to mind.  There are also words that are the same but are also different when you live in other countries, particuarly English speaking locales.  The word lift is used in two ways.  In Northern Europe it means a ride and the elevator.  If you are from those countries you automatically say lift.  There are many new words that have been developed for the new technology and changes in society.  For example, if you are harassed in the workplace in a variety of ways, there are now new words that cover that form of abuse.  Often you will see videos on Facebook in which a manager will inform a female who is applying for a position that if she doesn’t perform certain acts she will not be hired. I saw one today in which a manager’s secretary secretly called the police and then put a microphone in the interviewee’s pocket in her trousers.  As the manager was pressuring the female, suddenly the secretary and a policeman walked in. Of course, he denied everything.  Then they told him they heard everything. Years ago women that did not work were housewives. Today they are homemakers or domestic engineers.  Can you think of words where the definition has changed? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. The Good Gus series, books one through four, are now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS. I am about to be on Shopify, Instagram and Tic Tok!

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