Do you ever wonder what Noah Webster would think if he could see the way the English language has changed since he published the American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828? Could he have ever imagined words like ATM and compact disc? Noah Webster was born October 16, 1758, and to celebrate his birthday, we’re going to take a look at words that were added to the dictionary in 1984 and then try to think of some we think should be added today.
Fits American history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.