The most popular use of the word has already gone from an adjective to a noun. There are 'many evangelicalisms,' historian says Why does God allow the innocent to suffer 12 reasons the Gospel should be preached in every sermon 'Popularity gospel' is today's 'prosperity gospel': Add the word icon to iconic and there's another 30,plus story references. Actually, that photo WAS iconic, for many reasons. Now some good news.
Add the word icon to iconic and there's another 30,plus story references.
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The Random House dictionary definition of icon is: How about where the character Maria sings, " I feel stunning and entrancing, feel like running and dancing for joy, for I'm loved by a pretty wonderful boy! Sometimes elected officials even get into the act, proposing ways to limit use of words in their previous context demonstrating the need for more part-time lawmakers. Yes, words mean things. Those are right up there with the use of "impacting" and "impacted. Sometimes it just happens, thanks to media over-saturation.
As words change, often with the help of anti-free speech fans, Americans start to feel guilty if they use a word they used to say with its proper but now old definition. It's been said that "words have meaning," so choose words carefully. The Random House dictionary notes several definitions, with the number one choice noted as "having or showing a merry, lively mood: In today's society, if a word is used often enough it co-opts the original intent. There's so much talk of iconic references these days that the word's original definition is lost. Scholars, writers debate Tucker Carlson monologue. After seeing what happens when any prominent person stands up for "traditional marriage" or supports Proposition 8the lyrics might have to be changed to pass some sort of new national sensitivity test.