Top 10 Words of the '90s

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You know who you are (and you can still hum the Brady Bunch theme).

This term was initially used to describe British teens, first in the 1950s and again in the 1960s.

But finally – after Douglas Coupland's 1991 best seller Generation X – it stuck with North Americans, born in the 1960s and 70s, who grew up in the shadow of the baby boomers.

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