The Literary Origins of 15 Words: INFOGRAPHIC

By Maryann Yin 

hobbit304Have you ever wondered who exactly invented the word “tween”? According to, the team at has created an infographic for language enthusiasts called “15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature.”

Some of the books featured in this image include The Hobbit, Catch-22, and Gulliver’s Travels. We’ve embedded the full infographic below for you to explore further—what do you think?

15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature