Wednesday Trivia: Which Words Share Your Birth Year?

dictionary_300While 2013 may live in dictionary infamy as the year of “FOMO,” “emoji,” “selfie,” and “squee,” the Oxford English Dictionary actually adds crops of new words every few months—and it’s been that way for decades.

Curious about which words were added the year you were born? The Oxford English Dictionary has a handy tool right here (and a more in-depth one for subscribers), where you can click on your decade to file by year.

As a 1988 baby, my word is “beatbox,” which doesn’t come as much as a surprise. My grandmother, on the other hand, who was born in in 1933, is birthday twins with “mathlete.”

What’s yours?

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