Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Do you know which words entered the English language around the same time you entered the world? Use this OED birthday word generator to find out. The Oxford English Dictionary scoured the dictionary to find words with a first known usage for each year from 1900 to 2004.
Simply select the relevant decade and click on your birth year to discover a word which entered the English language that year. My OED birthday word is: Newspeak. Meaning: Original: the artificial language used for official propaganda in the dystopia of Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Subsequently: any corrupt form of ambiguous or euphemistic language as used in official pronouncements or political propaganda.