The English Cookie is Crumbling
When we learned English it was Oxford English, but after living in the USA now for 28 years I'm often lost. In the daily vocabulair there are certain words that didn't even exist a decade ago. Several people pick up on them in a hurry, probably for wanting to look cool... But in my opinion, the English cookie is crumbling.
One such example is the term 'Tablescape'. I've studied about landscape, escape but what does tablescape really stand for?!
Also in my days I was brought up with 'Table Setting' and for that reason I did do some research. The search engines spew out far more, literally a thousand times more, results with 'Table Setting' versus 'Tablescape'.
Why than does such a vast herd of people follow blindly? Don't they check it for themselves, before jumping on the bandwagon?
Guess that out of convenience nowadays most people just follow blindly where the masses go. Like the lemming track...
It also is a fact that the noise-makers, the inventors of such new phrases are like the coins in ones pocket. They do make a lot of noise but it's the paper bills that you don't hear!
As for me, I still stick with writer Peri Wolfman and her photographer husband Charles Gold. Theirs remains an excellent book. Available at Alibris.
What is your take on this subject? Do you also believe that we ought to bring back some of the good old values into daily life, especially at a time of a downward economy?