The Commodification of Language and Words (“Virtual Coleslaw Theory”) TL;DR

The idea of the “commodification of languages and words” is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that deserves careful consideration and analysis.

While the commodification of language is a real and observable process, driven by broader economic and social changes, the notion of a complete or universal commodification of languages and words is not widely appreciated or understood.

Language remains a fundamental aspect of human experience that cannot yet be fully reduced to a market-based logic, and the ways in which language is commodified are shaped by a variety of social, political, and cultural factors.

As we continue to grapple with the implications of language commodification, it is important to consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of this process, and to work towards a more nuanced and holistic understanding of the role of languages and words in our lives.