“Words don’t live in the dictionary, they live in the mind” is what Virgina Woolf once said. On a rare recording, the author provides her opinion on words and the evolution of language. I had to listen to this more than once, as a writer and an admirer of her. She seems to be informing writers that words cannot be taught, because they exist in peoples’ minds. I Uniquely, everyone creates their own words, from their dialect, culture, experience, and of course imagination. I understand language is created everyday. It derives from various cultures and from the experiences writers have. Words cannot be taught because they live in the person’s mind.

The link to the video is below.

 

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