Seems to me words come into vogue. I getting sick of hearing people say nuance and bifurcate.
Whenever someone say's "nuance" I think of the company I invested in called Nuance Communications. On my wall is a framed picture of a worthless stock certificate from Lernout Hauspie Speech Products (LHSP) which also reminds me of Nuance (Nuance acquired most of the intellectual capital of this LHSP; which had been acquired from the bankrupt Kurxweil - KURZ). My investment in voice recognition software started after a presentation by Kurzweil at an Accenture Technology Conference at St. Charles Illinois (3/8/1994). So there were many bifurcations KURZ - LHSP - SSFT - NUAN.
I was convinced that voice recognition would eliminate the keyboard within 10 years - how wrong that assumption was! If you have experimented with Siri on your iphone, you can attest that voice recognition technology will take a very very long time to become mainstream. I sold my Nuance position May 18, 2012 because of the Siri glitches.
For me, if you bifurcate Nuance, you get a bad investment.