Language shifts in time. Statement Analysis must keep current, which is why context is so important, especially moving forward in analyzing emails, texts, tweets, woofs, bow wows, or any other forms of communication.
This led me to a question I find fascinating:
What are some of the things that today's kids miss out on?
Post your list in the comments section.
To give you a start....Bob Dylan said, "I don't mainline nostalgia" but it doesn't mean he ignores it. Language shifts and changes with time.
In my dad's generation, here is a pop quiz first:
1. What was a "tomato?"
2. What was a "doll"? "old doll"?
3. What did it mean to "pitch woo"?
4. What was a "cup of joe"?
In terms of what kids might miss out on today:
I have seen some say:
Rotary dial phones
Learning to spell without electronic intervention
Civility, manners and holding doors for ladies
Watching one's language in a woman's company...
Radio shows where they did story telling