Posted on May 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Once upon a time, a spoiler alert was truly something to heed, according to the Guardian.

The word, after all, used to refer to a pillager or plunderer, or at least it did in 1535.

And its more modern use — that of something that ruins a plot twist — actually dates back several decades, to National Lampoon magazine in the 1970s.

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