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How the word ‘woke' was hijacked to silence people of colour

9 days ago   |   By Metro

The word is now more frequently used as an insult
The meaning of words is not static. What a word means or represents is fluid and can shift over time, that's how languages evolve.
Think about some of the words that your parents or grandparents used to think were cool. None of us would use ‘hip' or ‘groovy' anymore because their meanings have shifted and they have fallen out of fashion.
The evolution of language is perfectly natural, and often a positive process - but in this era of culture warring and pitting ideologies and identities against each other, the shift of words with racial...
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