Canada (nya47) wrote in thequestionclub,
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When is a word is constantly misused, at what point do we give up try to correct people/teach the proper meaning of the word and say that the language has changed and that new meaning is now correct?

I'm thinking specifically of the word agnostic- most people use it to mean 'atheism lite', unaware that athiesm vs thiesm is on a completely different spectrum than agnosticism vs gnosticism (For a better explanation of what the meaning is, go here). We all know what people mean when they say 'I'm agnostic', so at what point does that meaning become official (if ever)?
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