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Leg booty? Panoramic? Seggs? How TikTok is changing language

By Melina Delkic

22 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Could TikTok change the English language as we know it? The New York Times weighs in on how language on the social media platform is evolving.

To hear some people on TikTok tell it, we’ve spent years in a “panoramic.” Or perhaps it was a “panini press.” Some are in the “leg booty” community and stand firmly against “cornucopia.”

If it all sounds like a foreign language to you, that’s because it kind of is.

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