callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Curious word facts

Everyone is doing this, even Aled Jones on the radio this morning. Here you can look up words that first appeared in print in the year of your birth. Most of mine seem very technical but one is ‘vodka martini’. Who knew?
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