Many of you may already be aware that the word “Vape” was named Oxford’s word of the year, and was even added to Websters Dictionary, which made quite the statement for the electronic cigarette industry. However, what really solidifies vaping’s place in this world is that the word Vape was also ranked the 3rd most used word of 2014.
Each year in January, the Global Language Monitor creates a list of the most used words for the previous year. This year, in January, the Global Language Monitor has shown just how popular the word Vape has become, and the only words to beat it weren’t even really words. Oddly enough, they were the heart emoticon (<3 ) and the famous hashtag symbol ( # ). Since those aren’t actual words, I’m sure it’s safe to say Vape was the most used “word” of 2014, which is rather astonishing.
If you’ve ever heard anyone doubt the electronic cigarette industry, even for a moment, being named the 3rd most used word will surely provide clarity of its impact on both our language and our lives. There were many words that fell behind the word Vape, and many of them you’ve seen on numerous occasions. Those words include: Nano, Transparency, Photo Bomb, Clickbait, Comet, and Sustainable.