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Words first used the year you were born.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Mexitele Blues

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    "Bodice-ripper"

    Back in my day we called those "books with Fabio on the cover"
     
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    BLT

    No BLTs before 1950?

    M
     
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    deep space
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    Zener diode

    -from 1952
     
  4. flathd

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    -1953-

    Reverb
    Foo Dog
    Goof Off
    Rad
    UFO
    Video Tape
    Whoopie Cushion
    Demolition Derby
    Speed Shop
     
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    I’m older than you. Mine is:
    In the beginning.....
     
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    1970:

    Punk rock
    Bioethics
    Comfort food
    Comorbid
    Erectile dysfunction
    Bummed
    Gigabit
    Hatchback
    Love handles
    Minoxidil
    Newbie
    Open dating
    Shambolic
    Skate park
    Spork
    Superbad
    Type A
    T cell

    Note: Any correlation between this list and myself is purely coincidental.
     
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    Well, I sure hope this wasn't invented with me in mind!!!

    -Erectile Dysfunction.

    Hard to imagine this wasn't a thing till I came along! :)
     
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    You must be very proud! (in a manner of speaking...)
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Ha!

    Afterburner
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    Flying saucer
     
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    Tonight the dictionary informed me that the term "art deco" was first used in 1966. Last week it informed me that the word "preference" is offensive.

    I think I'm done with it.
     
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    Reverb and road trip ... fine with me.
     
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    Anime, crack house and sexual predator. Sadly none have since proven needless.
     
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    A quick scan of that site has some interesting doozies from 1968:

    Art-rock
    Cash Bar
    Coronavirus (not a commentary on anything that might be happening in the future, just the general term)
    Cryptozoology
    Earthrise
    Reggae
    Roach Clip
    Toke
    Trippy
    Urban Legend
    Yo
     
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    Most of what they have listed there aren't even words.
     
  19. beagle

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    The first cited use of a word is often misleading. It usually takes a long time before they make it into print.
     
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    I saw rubber-chicken, yes hyphenated, in there somewhere for 1972.
     
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