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15 modern words in literature

Have you ever wondered where we get the words pie-hole and scaredy-cat?

Where did Facebook get the term ‘unfriend’?

The team at lovereading.co.uk has created an infographic explaining where 15 commonly used modern terms come from- literature! We’ve included it below for you to check out.

Given how much I love books (and therefore words) I was surprised to know that some of these were so recently invented- these authors were some clever cookies.

 

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