From The Washington Post:
Trends like baby names ebb and flow, seemingly without any rhyme or reason. … “Things take over very quickly, and they also sometimes have a short half-life,” said philosopher Brian Skyrms of the University of California, Irvine … “Think about teenage slang: How do you say something is good? Is 'awesome' in now? It changes, and if you use the wrong term, then you're out of it.”

For the full story, please visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/02/07/behind-the-ebb-and-flow-of-baby-names/.

 

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