Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014 - Neatorama: In 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary crowned “selfie” as the Word of the Year. The year before, it was “gif.” Now the folks behind the dictionary have announced the 2014 Word of the Year, and it’s “vape.” Vape is a verb meaning to use an electronic cigarette, although it can also be used as a noun for the e-cog itself. The word is an abbreviation of vapor, and was coined in 1983 in reference to using a hypothetical inhaler as a cigarette substitute. With the introduction of e-digs, the word took off significantly in 2009.


Anonymous said...


In fact, it isn't a word at all, at least not in my universe.

Jeff (the geezer)

PS - And keep off my lawn!

Deb said...

e-cog? e-digs?

Hello, Editor!