Words when you were born

Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler has created a website where you can select your birth year from the drop-down menu, which will give you a list of words that were presumably used for the first time in print that year.

These words were first used in print in the year when I was born:

  • body piercing
  • butterfly effect
  • couch potato
  • cosmic background radiation
  • digital camera
  • dream catcher
  • Ebola virus
  • endorphin
  • exit poll
  • meme
  • pooper-scooper
  • video card
  • wannabe
  • white zinfandel

Epic collection, eh?

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