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 Post subject: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, '14, 2:58 am 
The 2014 Word Of The Year according to Oxford Dictionary is " vape " :

http://news.yahoo.com/vape-oxford-dicti ... 00993.html

New word to me. Anyone else ever hear of it before?


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 Post subject: Re: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, '14, 3:03 am 
Yup. It's the verb used for using electronic (e) cigarettes. It's a growing trend and alternative to conventional tobacco products, and there's debate about possible benefits of helping smokers quit, but may also carry their own health and safety issues. I wrote a few papers for a class about these in spring.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette


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 Post subject: Re: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, '14, 7:00 am 
More Words of the Year chosen for this year. 2014 Word of the year according to Merriam Webster is "culture":

http://news.yahoo.com/merriam-webster-n ... 32788.html

Also Dictionary.com chose the word "exposure" as their Word Of The Year.


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 Post subject: Re: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, '15, 6:21 pm 
2015 Word Of The Year, is not even a word, but a smiley symbol:

http://news.yahoo.com/oxford-dictionari ... 1287.html#

Say, what? Why a "happy crying face"? I would have thought just a happy face would have made it instead?

What does everyone else think about this "word" of the year?


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 Post subject: Re: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, '15, 1:47 am 
Merriam-Webster has chosen "ism" as their Word Of The Year for 2015:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/merria ... cid=AARDHP

Oxford Dictionary chose the smiley symbol, or emoji referred to as "Face With Tears Of Joy" as their 2015 word of the year.

Dictionary.com chose "identity" as their 2015 word of the year.


Is "ism" even a real word???


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 Post subject: Re: Word Of The Year
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, '17, 8:27 pm 
Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2017 is "Feminism":

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/ ... ear-291749


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