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40 Words Turning 40 In 2016

 

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English is a fluid language, and therefore new words are being added to the dictionary all the time in an effort to keep the English language sounding fresh for new generations.

And now that the Bicentennial Babies born in 1976 are about to turn 40 it's a great time to look at an assortment of words that are turning 40 right along with Generation X.

These are the words that shaped our generation, like the Black Helicopters watching us from above that the Ditzy people didn't seem to notice.

We grew up with Chicken Nuggets, Jazzercise, Europop and Trekkies who write Fan Fic in our lives, and the term Meme was born in 1976 too, although it had yet to blossom into the obsession it is today.

See the 40 Words Turning 40 In 2016 at mental_floss


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