Essay:Surprising Dates of Origin for Terms

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One can learn history simply by skimming a dictionary that has the origination of terms. But there are many surprises. Add to our growing list:

New Term Origin date Comments
bill of rights 1798 Wow: that's many years after it was added to the Constitution!
fission 1617 Looks like nuclear fission is not a new idea after all!
flagpole 1884 What did flags hang on for centuries for that?
worldwide 1632 Did people really think in terms of the entire world nearly 400 years ago? Apparently so.

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