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16 'in' words that aren't so new

Arika Okrent, editor-at-large at TheWeek.com came up with the list of words that are in current and popular use, but aren't really new. We think our generation created them, but some have been around for centuries.

They include: unfriend, dude, hang out, babe, funky, outasight and frigging.  Here's the full list and their etymology.

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Filed under: Language

Tags: friggin', funky

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  • Yes, but how many of these words appear in your great novel?

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