Auto Industry & Language

This article was published in the August 15, 1909 Indianapolis Star. It is a brief and even odd item that discusses the impact of the burgeoning auto industry on the English language. Almost scholarly it suggests that the English language evolves through the everyday activities and culture of working class people. It posits the elite or more educated become more stilted with education or worldly affairs and it is the common populations that look for shortcuts to communicate.
Specific to the auto industry the article asserts that a recent law enacted by the New York State Legislature the unapproved use of another person's automobile to be "joy riding."

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