There are many words we now use every day, that were not everyday words until the 20th century. I always enjoyed the cartoon called Road Runner. There were no spoken words in the animated episodes. Or so I thought. Come to think of it, there was one word and the Road Runner always said it twice. “Beep Beep!”
Mark Nichol published a list of “25 Words Coined by Twentieth-Century Authors”.
Did you know that the word “beep” was invented by a 20th-century scientist and novelist named Arthur C. Clarke? Since some of the words on Nichol’s list are related to technology, it’s no surprise they were unheard of until the 20 century. But the other nontech words are surprising to me and may surprise you too.
Curious to know the other 24 words?
Just curious. Did you also enjoy watching the Road Runner animated series?
25 Words Coined by Twentieth-Century Authors https://t.co/1czLdxdhrY— My Fox Nooze (aka Joie de Vivre Magazine) (@FoxMarks_ATX) November 20, 2019
Novelists and other writers during the 20th century introduced several words into the English lexicon. Words like "superman", "microcomputer" and "beep". #words #increasevocabulary #LearnEnglish pic.twitter.com/gGAbH2PXZK
Earliest known drawings of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner by Chuck Jones, circa 1945 pic.twitter.com/zJDRQpZ3sR— Things from the past 📷🎥 (@moodvintage) November 18, 2019
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