It was with the burgeoning of online dating apps like Tinder that the practice of ghosting became prevalent. Photo: Shutterstock
It was with the burgeoning of online dating apps like Tinder that the practice of ghosting became prevalent. Photo: Shutterstock
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

‘I’m totally ghosting Taylor’: Tinder and hip hop’s effect on the spooky word

  • Emerging in Old English as ‘gast’, the word ghost started to develop related meanings in the early 20th century with ‘ghost students’ and ‘ghost patients’
  • Today, most people are probably more afraid of being ghosted on Tinder than of supernatural spirits

It was with the burgeoning of online dating apps like Tinder that the practice of ghosting became prevalent. Photo: Shutterstock
It was with the burgeoning of online dating apps like Tinder that the practice of ghosting became prevalent. Photo: Shutterstock
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