They are words or phrases created out of a time and place or event which are understood universally. Phrases like "surfing the web" and "e-commerce" arose with the spread of the internet. They were created at a time when the phenomenon occurred and quickly became used by many and recognized by all familiar with the computer. Language is a creative system because it can adapt to changes in society and technology over time.
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