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These are the handful of words that have survived 15,000 years.

by Otis Day

There are 23 words that have been around for 15,000 years.

Researchers found that the words all come from an ancient "mother tongue" that was used toward the end of the last ice age.

The words include you, me, mother, man, spit, worm, bark and give. 

Get the full story and the complete list at usatoday.com