The BBC and the Oxford English Dictionary have teamed up to appeal for help solving some of the most intriguing recent word mysteries in the language. They invite you to join the BBC Wordhunt.
If you are successful, email your evidence; it might feature in the big series coming to BBC2 next year.
Your task is to find an earlier appearance of the a word on the list in a book or a magazine, in a movie script, a fanzine, or even in unpublished papers or letter or a post-marked postcard. It might appear first online or in a sound recording. The most important thing is that it can be dated.
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