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What words were introduced the year you were born?

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What words were introduced the year you were born?

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:22 pm

Merriam-Webster has a function that lets you see what words were introduced during any given year. What novel words were added to the English language in the year of your birth?

From 1990, my year of birth, we got: applet, archaea, big-box, black hat, brain attack, button bar, C. diff, chyron, COX, didanosine, farro, geek out, gene editing, green-collar, hepatitis E, hoodie, intelligent design, Internet service provider, left-click, lithium-ion battery, malware, manat, McMansion, mixed martial arts, nutraceutical, p53, props, shout-out, skysurfing, spam, stick blender, subnotebook, tighty-whities, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, twentysomething, velociraptor, walk-off, World Wide Web

Most of those words are crap, but I like "props" and "velociraptor". Although Velociraptor was described way back in 1924.

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Post by Random User » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:38 pm

1995: Anglosphere, anti-globalization, CAFO, cap-and-trade, click-through, complex regional pain syndrome, date-rape drug, digital versatile disc, e-collar, e-tail, euro cent, eurozone, extranet, functional genomics, genderqueer, indinavir, instant messaging, leptin, macaron, microarray, partial-birth abortion, proteome, racino, refinance, regift, ritonavir, shovel-ready, sildenafil, stalkerazzo, subprime, USB, VPOTUS, VRSA, webcam, webcast, wiki

"Stalkerazzo" is pretty great, among other things. I guess my birth was just that impressive.

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Post by X-3 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:44 pm

1993: access provider, alt-country, back button, booty call, channelopathy, click through, commentariat, cybersurfer, cyclospora, dead-tree, digital video disc, dissociative identity disorder, DVD, dwarf planet, D&X, e-commerce, fashionista, game changer, halier, jukebox musical, Jumada al-Awwal, keylogger, lipa, microdermabrasion, mouse potato, piehole, raloxifene, robocall, santoku, som, tiyin, tyiyn, uniform resource locator, universal resource locator, V-chip, verklempt, webmaster, yottabyte, zettabyte

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:26 pm

i dunno how y'all are pasting these without it being cobbled together without spaces and having to manually separate every word

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Post by MeowMan » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:18 pm

1997: AAC, air rage, Amber Alert, andro, Auto-Tune, axoplasm, bioidentical, cube farm, dot-commer, elliptical trainer, emoji, epigenomics, evo-devo, freegan, friend with benefits, judgy, marka, m-commerce, pharmacogenomics, phishing, proteomics, smackdown, toothfish, triptan, Weblog

I find a few of these hard to believe.
^That's what I did though

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:12 am

BOOTY CALL

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:30 am

1986 was kinda dark. Got crackhead, crack baby, HIV, hepatitis D, junk e-mail (earlier than I'd have figured), ozone hole, McJob, slimeball, and Special K among the entries on my year.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:27 am

Short list of the most interesting ones. This explains so much about who I am:

CD-ROM
cell-phone central-line cyberpunk cruelty-free delta-agent defragment designer-drug Dvorak freeware high-def hot-key information superhighway kettle chip mononuclear-phagocyte-system mosh nuclear winter point-and-click poison pill ringtone seasonal-affective-disorder scanning-tunneling-microscope screenshot sertraline shareware sound-card stressed-out supercollider supercross WAN

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Re: What words were introduced the year you were born?

Post by DarkZero » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:48 am

ok i found a lazy way to do it

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Re: What words were introduced the year you were born?

Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 am

Valigarmander wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:22 pm


From 1990, my year of birth, we got: applet, archaea, big-box, black hat, brain attack, button bar, C. diff, chyron, COX, didanosine, farro, geek out, gene editing, green-collar, hepatitis E, hoodie, intelligent design, Internet service provider, left-click, lithium-ion battery, malware, manat, McMansion, mixed martial arts, nutraceutical, p53, props, shout-out, skysurfing, spam, stick blender, subnotebook, tighty-whities, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, twentysomething, velociraptor, walk-off, World Wide Web

Most of those words are crap, but I like "props" and "velociraptor". Although Velociraptor was described way back in 1924.
Yeah, what you said.
Thanks for searching already for all 1990 kids.

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