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Bacne" is an official contender for the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the editors have confirmed.

That's right. The word used to describe back acne could soon join the ranks of words like "chortle," a word made up by Lewis Carroll, the author who wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in the 1860s. Carroll combined "chuckle" and "snort" to create chortle.

Sort of the same, right?

The new potential dictionary addition got us wondering about other weird health words we take for granted. Where did they come from and why are they here?

Click through to find out where "bacne" came from and learn the origins of such words as "booger," "zit," "wart" and more.

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