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Words and phrases from my year of birth

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The following are selected words and phrases that first entered the dictionary during the year I was born. What about you?

Take a look at this site to see the words or phrases that are precisely as dated as you are! The link is below.
I am surprised that some of these took so long to appear and also surprised that some of them arrived so much earlier than I might have guessed.

action figure

alphanumeric antimatter


beltway cappellini cardiac arrest

coydog dry heaves empty suit

Foggy Bottom goofball


jock itch

LSD McCarthyism

mug shot

melon baller

red dog


shopping mall

tempeh unscripted vanity press
zebra crossing zonk Zorn's lemma


How I love learning about words!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    WOW, I love this... some of the more interesting ones... 401k, director's cut, ptsd, tcp/ip, spell-checker, profiling, gridlock, hazmat, ecotourism, differently abled, t-helper cell, telemarketing, air guitar, chill out, camo, bird flu, cochlear implant, heart-healthy, home video, jaw-dropping.

    Interesting. Oh the year was 1980.
    And the t-helper cell is important to me because I have some auto-immune disorders and even in high school when I was diagnosed with the worst one, many doctors didn't seem to understand how those cells functioned.
    1390 days ago
    Fascinating website!
    apartheid, collateral damage, hydrogen bomb, decongestant (with 2 specific ones starting with P), bikini, workaholic and my favorite "flying saucer" since I was born the week of the Roswell incident.

    Thanks for the link.

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    I am impressed that tempeh entered the Englsh dictionary the same year as H-bomb. I think tempeh is a much nicer word, sigh. I never heard of tempeh until the 80s and never tried it until...the 2000's!

    Thank you for posting that link, I will try it.
    1390 days ago
    How fun! I love words, too. I'm going to spend some time here, and I'll get back to you!
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