OXFORD, ENGLAND – It’s that time of the year again when all work stops as the folks at the Oxford Dictionaries reveal the “Word of the Year” for 2014.
And that would be “vape”, as in smoking the vapor from an e-cigarette, or the cool name of an e-cigarette, as in “I’m going to vape a vape.”
The dictionary researchers discovered that the use of the word “vape” has doubled in the last year, particularly among younger vapers who are turning to vaping as an alternative to smoking, which is not the same as vaping, because smoking is smoking, and vaping is, well, vaping.
“Bae” was one of the words that vape beat out. It’s a noun, used as a term of endearment for a romantic partner.
For instance, you could say “Bey’s my bae” if you were Jay-Z. Yeah, you could say that.
And another new word that didn’t make it to the top of the list is “budtender”.
It means a person who serves customers in a cannabis shop.
So, if your bae works as a budtender, you might not be thinking about freakin’ vaping on your next date.
Just a wild guess.