Usage determine the survival of a word

New studies show the words in a language that are used infrequently are subject to change rapidly over time. Researchers determined that it would take as little as 750 years to replace less-used words, and up to 10,000 years for new words to evolve in place of the most frequently used ones. I doubt those 2 numbers are applicable to our modern time, however. I certainly hope the word 'blog' becoming part of everyday language in the next 10 years.

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