POSTED BY MARTIN KICH
Several weeks ago, I posted a current political parody of a Simon and Garfunkel song [https://academeblog.org/2017/08/27/if-simon-and-garfunkel-were-troubadours-of-the-age-of-trump/].
Quite coincidentally, I came across this list of words coined fifty years ago, in 1967. (The Merriam-Webster website has a feature that allows you to get a list of the neologisms from any given year.) Like people, some words have very long lives while others have very truncated existences.
If you’re not sure what a particular word means—and I have no recollection whatsoever of a few of them—Merriam-Webster has helpfully linked each word to its definition.