Oxford’s Word of the Year For 2014
Each year, Oxford Dictionaries releases a word that has captivated the masses and has managed to wiggle into our daily conversations. I would have never guessed that this year's word would get the honors. How about you? Here it is.
"Vape" has been chosen as the Oxford dictionaries' 2014 word of the year, due to the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. Use of the word — which can be used as both a verb and a noun — more than doubled in 2014 over the previous year, according to research conducted by Oxford dictionary editors.
You want to know which words were in competition with “Vape”? According to NBCChicago.com, It beat out the likes of "bae," a term of endearment for a romantic partner, and "budtender," someone who serves customers in a cannabis shop, to claim the 2014 title.
After hearing the competition, no wonder "vape" won. I have never even heard of the others, yet alone use them in conversation.
Start creating next year's word y'all.