Words at Play : Top 10 Words of the '90s

#6: DVD

In the second half of the decade, these slim shiny objects slipped easily into our lives.

The inventors never really decided whether the acronym stands for "digital video disc" or – to cover more than just video – "digital versatile disc."

Either way, DVDs pushed clunky old VHS tapes off movie rental shelves (remember those stores?) and introduced an important new revenue stream to Hollywood.

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