Quartz: The evolution of American anxieties, in words added to the dictionary since 1980

Quartz: The evolution of American anxieties, in words added to the dictionary since 1980. “When the American English dictionary Merriam-Webster adds new words, it also records the year the word was first printed. A new tool from the dictionary-maker, called Time Traveler, lets you search words by the year of their first appearance in the language. By proxy, it reveals the sometimes highly specific anxieties of each historical moment.”

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