Quiz – New Words

By November 9, 2017Quizzes

Many authors have struggled to find the words they need – so end up inventing new ones to fit the bill. A lot of them are forgotten by history but many have entered the language, unacknowledged as to their origin.  Simply match up the word with the author who introduced it to find out where these every day words came from.


Below you have eighteen words, all from the OED along with eighteen authors and the year the word was coined. All you have to do is match them up. Let us know how you do in the comments.

How well do you know…? Animal Farm

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Possibly George Orwell’s most read book – Animal Farm was first published in 1945 and has never been out of print since. His heart rending tale of how the animals’ bid for freedom ends up with them living in a totalitarian regime mirrors the events of the Russian Revolution and, unfortunately, many more recent events.


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