Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Your Birthday Word

How to find your birthday word  Now you can find out your "birthday word" – words that were ‘born’ around the same time you were through the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), who provide an online search tool which allows you to find the first known date for which a word was used.


You won't have to search.  It's all on the page at the link.  Mine is "bad-mouth," which is a little surprising.  I didn't know it had been around that long.

7 comments:

Deb said...

Oenophillic

/And I don't even like wine.

Tom Johnson said...

I'm Acronym. Ginger is Mobile Phone (yes she is, always on the phone - ha).

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

How appropriate - ours is TV.

Don Coffin said...

TV for me as well...how boring...(and I watch so little, outside of baseball season)...

Anders E said...

Cyberculture. I'm really surprised it's that old.

Cap'n Bob said...

Queue-jumping. Not even an American word. Pfui!

S.B. said...


Mine is 1971. Though the word REBOOT, I was told is: ''Kicking someone in the butt twice.''

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Reboot - verb - Computing. To boot (a computer, operating system, etc.) again after a power failure.