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Looking For New Words Added in the Past Century

Date Submitted: 11-May-2011
From: Kinley Puzey
Subject: Looking For New Words Added in the Past Century
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Notice: I'm an Architect based in Salt Lake City. We're building a school and it is the Centennial year of this specific school district's beginning. We would like to etch a design or artistic piece in the windows in the media lab of words that didn't exist 100 years ago. More specifically words to do with technology and literature. We've been able to find some more recent words but are having a hard time finding older words. If you have any resources, information or could possible point us in the right direction we would greatly appreciate it.
Kinley Puzey