In this case, ‘lax’ is a word that was first used by linguists in the 1970s, when the word ‘laz’ was first pronounced.
However, linguists say the term is not quite the same as the one in use today.
“I think the language of lax is a little bit different than the language we are used to,” said University of Toronto linguist Elizabeth Dyer, who has studied language trends for over 20 years.
“The term ‘lazy’ is more of a descriptive one.”
In Canada, the word “lax” is used for a verb, meaning “to have an attitude,” and “lazy” is sometimes used as a noun.
It has a slightly different meaning in the U.S. Dyer said there are no current examples of the term “laziness” being used to describe someone who has an attitude.
“Laxiness” was coined in the late 19th century, when Americans began to be more interested in language than in people.
“They didn’t have to look at people as people,” said Dyer.
“So the language came to be about people, not people.”
For many decades, Americans were used to calling people lazy or lazy people, said Dyers.
“And people are lazy, they’re not lazy people,” she said.
“But you are lazy if you’re lazy and you’re a lax person.”
When Dyer heard about the new term “latitude lax,” she was shocked.
“It’s not like the English language, I’m sure, is used to that,” she explained.
“That is really interesting.”
“I don’t think it’s a term that you can describe,” Dyer added.
“You can describe a person’s laziness, and it’s not a good description.”
Lax attitude can have a negative effect on a person Dyer’s research has shown that people who have an inclination toward laziness have higher levels of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
“People who have low self-esteem tend to be lazier,” she added.
It can also be difficult to see the world the way we would like to see it.
Dyers said people with low self esteem often do not see the importance of the world around them, and tend to have more negative thoughts about themselves.
“There’s a lot of negative thinking, a lot more self-loathing, and a lot less empathy for others,” Dyers explained.
And she says people who are “lackeyed” by other people often have negative experiences in their lives.
“When people are lackeying, they think it has nothing to do with them,” she recalled.
“We call it a ‘lack of empathy.'”
‘Lazy’ isn’t just a word in a dictionary But Dyer believes the term could be a “better description” of people who tend to view others with a negative outlook.
“If you are an individual with a low self‐esteem and you are not doing a good job at self‐care, and you don’t see the value of the lives around you, then that’s a very bad situation,” Dysher said.
And that is what can lead to a “lack” of empathy for other people, Dyer explained.
Dyser said that “lacs” can also result in people feeling that they are not loved by others, and are devalued.
“This is why we have to teach people about self‐compassion and respect for others.
It’s really important to teach our children how to have respect for their own needs, not to be needy,” she stressed.
Dieser said she believes the word should be used in a neutral way, instead of being a way to describe laziness.
“As long as you’re not being a jerk or a lazy person, you’re just a person,” she continued.
“All that is really good is you’re going to be good, you can get a good career, you’ll have good children, you won’t have problems.”
It may sound like a simple thing, but it’s still important for people to know that they can have an honest conversation about their life and feelings, she said, and to try to see other people with different life experiences as people with similar needs.
“A lot of times when people have this negative attitude, they don’t even realize they’re lazy,” Diesers said.