Words That Came Into Print The Year You Were Born

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Ever wonder what words were born the same year you were?  If you’re looking for something to do today…


For instance, “text messaging” was first seen in print in 1982, one year before “cell phone.” And the word “meh” didn’t make a print appearance until 1992.


You weren’t calling your closest friend your “bestie” until at least 1991, the same year that “gift card” and “soul patch” appeared.


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