Welcome to Parlance’s blog about language. In the fifteenth century the printing press brought widespread access to knowledge that had previously been reserved for the elite. Later, the development of the telegraph, the telephone, radio and television provoked predictions of doom. Now mobile phones and the Internet are underpinning another massive change in our language. Not everyone is happy to see these changes. But I am. I love words and I’m agog to see how they change and adapt to the realities of twenty-first century life. I hope you’re visiting this blog because you feel the same.