‘Vape’ Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

NPR- November 18, 2014

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has now sparked the notice of the estimable Oxford Dictionaries, which has chosen “vape” as the word of the year for 2014. The word can be a noun or a verb; it beat out contenders such as “bae” and “normcore.”


Last year: “Selfie,” this year: “Vape”-
Language (like vapor) changes its shape.

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