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40 Words That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

Good Housekeeping Logo By Brie Dyas of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 41: Words

Like our environment, our language evolves over time. What's a common phrase to one generation might sound foreign to the next (as anyone with a teen can attest to). Yet, you'd be surprised at how many common words today didn't even exist before 1977. Here are just a few that would stump a time-traveler.

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