Rather, they had become familiar enough for the common reader to reliably comprehend. (It would take another 20 years before you’d hear “alternative music” and “probiotic” on every other commercial, but that’s a whole ‘nother topic.) The app is pretty reliable throughout recent history, though gets a little sketchier prior to 1500 (“brownie,” “frisky,” “hives”). The only individual year they list prior to that is 1472, which boasts the singly entry “reassume.” Then they go back to the 12th century, by century. Among those earliest from the 1100s: “harbor,” “healer,” and “justice.”The most recent entries, from 2016, are not what you’d expect, but keep in mind, you might be hearing them in ads 20 years from now: moscovium, nihonium, oganesson,Â tennessine,Â and utility token.Â Oganesson, by the way, is “a short-lived, artificially produced radioactive element that has 118 protons.”What are the best words and phrases first printed the year you were born? Take the Time Traveler for a spin and let us know in comments!