Oxford Birth Year Word Genorator

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This is a pretty interesting word generator that tells you  a word that was added to the Oxford English Dictionary the year you were born!

I was born in 1990, and my word is:

“Emoticon” n.

A representation of a facial expression formed by a short sequence of keyboard characters (usually to be viewed sideways) and used in electronic mail, etc., to convey the sender’s feelings or intended tone.

This makes me feel like I’m 12 years old right now because in my  my mind, “emoticons” weren’t a thing until the days of MSN messenger. I also bet “emoji” made it in this year! Other words from the 90s include: auto-complete, blog, wiki, cybercafe, hacktivism… and bling.

See yours [here]!

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One thought on “Oxford Birth Year Word Genorator

  1. “Sun-dried tomatoes” entered the Penguin Thesaurus in 1998, illustrating our long climb to culinary interestingness.

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