An artist used to be someone who painted pictures and an entertainer was known as an artiste.
A band used to be a group of instrumentalists like Billy Cotton's band. What is now called a band used to be a group of a few singers., like The Beatles, with or without instruments.
We have lost female terms like actresses. Now they are all actors.
A Chairman of a committee could be either sex, although a female was known as Madam Chairman. Now whoever chairs a meeting is called a Chairperson.
Can anyone think of any similar changes that have taken place?
Pronunciation has also changed. To pronounciation. Everything is now commonly said everythink.
Beaky Acum, my English Master at Jarrow Grammar School must be turning in his grave.
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