Here's a fun thing we came across this Monday morning on the Wakeup Crew, words and phrases that were born the same year as you... or me.

The Time Traveler will take you back the beginnings of words or at least the year they entered the dictionary. Typically words are used for years before they make it in print. Check out the link and have some fun with your friends like we did, Merriam-Webster.com/time-traveler.

1960 was the year that gave us John Williams, not the composer, our J-dub, along with these words and phrases:

  • A-go-go
  • Bionics
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Chicken of the Woods
  • Doofus
  • Junk food
  • Meet and Greet
  • New Journalism (ironic)
  • Peace Corps
  • Reality Check
  • Square one
  • Thunderlizard

1962 was a great year not only because I was born, although that part was important to me, it also brought our American culture some great new words and phrases:

  • AK-47
  • Bioweapon
  • Body Count
  • Brown Recluse Spider
  • Can of worms (this is kinda morbid so far)
  • Care Package (Whew, that's better)
  • Database
  • Fudge Factor
  • Get-Go
  • Launch Window
  • Log in and Log on
  • miniskirt
  • polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon
  • road rash
  • salsa
  • win-win

We tried to get Lisa's birth year... you can see how well that went below:

(insert crickets here)

Click on the link and learn about the words that came along the year you were born.