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New words in your birth year

#1  Postby Macdoc » Oct 27, 2018 9:32 am

This was kinda fascinating

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When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! Enter a date below to see the words first recorded on that year. To learn more about First Known Use dates, click here.


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https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/1947

For my birth year I was surprised bikini went that far back :naughty2: and also bank card :scratch:

Some grim ....hydrogen bomb and final solution :(

Many reflective of the technological boom...flying saucer and swim fin ...radio nuclide and radio telescope

Swim fin coming out of the scuba invention and others reflecting the enormous step forward the war effort engendered with radar and jet engines.

Heave-ho I would have thought much older.

The English language just clanks along gaining vocabulary year after like a huge sponge.

Have fun :coffee:
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Re: New words in your birth year

#2  Postby felltoearth » Oct 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Macdoc wrote:

For my birth year I was surprised bikini went that far back :naughty2: and also bank card :scratch:


First instance of Automatic Teller Machine in my birth year.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/1967



Have fun :coffee:


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#3  Postby laklak » Oct 27, 2018 2:23 pm

Lol, TV Dinner.

If that doesn't sum up the 50s I don't know what does.
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#4  Postby laklak » Oct 27, 2018 2:24 pm

I stole that and facebooked it.
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#5  Postby newolder » Oct 27, 2018 2:29 pm

beatnik
cancer stick

Could explain a lot. :think:
Ooh, there's more than I first thought:

nanosecond, software, tandoori. :popcorn:
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#6  Postby Alan B » Oct 28, 2018 10:09 am

My son said he looked up my year and found the word 'wheel'. I didn't believe him...

I replied that he missed 'stone axe'. :snooty:
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#7  Postby Hermit » Oct 28, 2018 10:24 am

Alan B wrote:My son said he looked up my year and found the word 'wheel'. I didn't believe him...

I replied that he missed 'stone axe'. :snooty:

My great great great son's birth year lists three words. One of them is 'firestick'. Mine lists just one: 'Ugh'.
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Re: New words in your birth year

#8  Postby Macdoc » Oct 28, 2018 2:42 pm

hehe glad to see the "have fun" admonition alive and well....good chuckles on a cold wet Oct day.....carry on. :coffee:
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#9  Postby Evolving » Oct 28, 2018 2:51 pm

punk rock, lol
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#10  Postby Animavore » Oct 28, 2018 3:23 pm

"anti-aliasing" :eh:

Also; MDMA. :smug:
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#11  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Oct 28, 2018 3:27 pm

Emo, telomerase, defrag and unibrow.

Explains a lot.
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#12  Postby Evolving » Oct 28, 2018 3:41 pm

I've never even heard of defrag.
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#13  Postby Animavore » Oct 28, 2018 3:43 pm

:eh:

Let me guess. You're an Apple user.
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#14  Postby Evolving » Oct 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Holmes, you're a wonder.
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#15  Postby Adco » Oct 28, 2018 4:10 pm

Oral sex, sock puppet, navel-gazing and zonked.

Good words.
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#16  Postby Cito di Pense » Oct 28, 2018 4:11 pm

Best new words of 1927:

algorithm, continental drift, ergodic, flat-earther, Kronecker delta, mojo, quickie, toilet training, whomp, zipper
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#17  Postby newolder » Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm

Animavore wrote:"anti-aliasing" :eh:

Often (frequently) used in association with 'filter' - a filter that removes high frequency (fh) signals such that their Nyqvist folded frequency components at fh/2 do not get sampled.

The low frequency component is an alias of the high frequency signal. See, e.g. aliasing

Also; MDMA. :smug:
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Re: New words in your birth year

#18  Postby zulumoose » Oct 29, 2018 10:51 am

A selection from my birth year

The Good
Comfort food, hot pants, VO2 max, zip line, wish list


The Bad
Anxiety disorder, bad hair day, control freak, dorky,erectile dysfunction,


The ugly
White Nationalist
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#19  Postby crazyfitter » Nov 04, 2018 10:36 pm

I got to clarify my address for the postman. Milky Way galaxy.

Quantum field theory. I actually know what it means now. Unless someone asks me......
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#20  Postby Matt_B » Nov 05, 2018 12:31 am

The one that stood out for me was Punk Rock.

It would be a journalistic buzzword for a few years before there were any bands actually self-identifying as such, mind you.
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