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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

antsy

beltway cappellini cardiac arrest

coydog dry heaves empty suit

Foggy Bottom goofball

H-bomb

jock itch

LSD McCarthyism

mug shot

melon baller

online
red dog

schlub

shopping mall

tempeh unscripted vanity press
zebra crossing zonk Zorn's lemma

www.merriam-webster.com/
words-by-first-known-date



How I love learning about words!
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  • MISSDORKNESS
    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
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Fascinating website!
    1947
    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.

    1390 days ago
  • MARCIALS51
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  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    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
  • _RAMONA
    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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