Eight words that changed how we think

Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Here are eight intriguing coinages that have altered the way we think about and exist in the world around us.

Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten tales. While most words slip into currency inconspicuously and without leaving traceable trails of their journeys, there is an elite class of verbal inventions whose exact dates of initial utterance have indeed been carefully recorded.

What follows are eight intriguing coinages that have altered the way we think about, see, hear, discover, and exist in the world around us.

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