Language is like a river, it flows, and building a dam may not work. New words are coined when there's a need. It is the manifestation of a society in constant change. Like all things new, most will go out of fashion but a few will be accepted into mainstream usage. A linguistic purist is an oxymoron, unless the language one studies is Latin.
China Daily, January 13, 2007
Posted on March 9, 2007