Word History

If you’re a word nerd like me, you’ll love Merriam-Webster’s word history site. I found out all sorts of interesting things like, words that came into use the year I was born…hallucinogen, double helix, and solar battery, words from the year I graduated high school…slam dunk, slo-mo, and sound-bite.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-by-first-known-date/

And, if you’re an historical fiction writer, this site will help you from using historically inappropriate words.

Thanks to Laurie Wallmark for the heads up. This was just too good not to pass on.

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