Look up which words first appeared in print the year you were born

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Look up which words first appeared in print the year you were born

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Merriam-Webster shared its website’s new “Time Traveler” feature on Thursday, and it’s honestly super fun.

The Time Traveler section of the site allows users to see which words first appeared in print the year they were born. 

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All you need to do is simply plug in the year you were born and voila! You’ll have access to a size-able number of words introduced that year. 

It takes seconds to do and you’ll be amused by the array of new and familiar words that populate. In 1991 crowd-surf, 3D-printer and Arnold Palmer were first appeared. In 2001, bromance, cornhole, and twerking were added. Who knew!?

And people have been having the most hilarious reactions to the new feature, as indicated by the responses to Merriam-Webster’s tweet:

For me in 1964, it’s ‘barf bag’ Couldn’t be more proud.

— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) October 25, 2018

I’m old enough that “Mitochondrial DNA” is in my birth year. 😢😢😢

— Glenn Berry (@CaptCalamitous) October 25, 2018

Sleazeball, stonewashed, boombox and aerobicize. Oh the 80s…

— Sarah Sickles Coward (@InimitableMissS) October 25, 2018

And, among them is this absolute gem of a response:

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