Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘unfriend’

Unfriend a new age (21st century) by David Crystal In 2009 the New Oxford American Dictionary chose unfriend as its Word of the Year. It meant ‘to remove someone from a list of contacts on a social networking site such as Facebook’. A minor controversy followed. Some argued that the verb should be defriend. But the use of un- was … Continue reading Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘unfriend’