Word(s) of the Year (WOTY or WotY) 2014 – Worldwide: 1. Vape, 2. Normcore, 3. Contactless

… as runners-up. So “vape” is the new selfie (Word of the Year 2013), and “Vapers” (or vapists) are the persons who vape, “vaporium” as the act as “vaping” (steam & smoke) out of a vaporizer … of “e-cigarette”, “e-juice” (the nicotinous liquid inside);
2. Normcore (normal + hardcore = square) as casual-style & unisex fashion trend target-group with t-shirts, hoodies, short-sleeved shirts, jeans and chino pants….
3. Contactless (card-hovering payments)
4.-10.: Shirtfront, Indyref (rather particular to this year), God View (feeling watched), Twerking (Miley Cyrus), Binge-Watch (Big-Data), Infobesity, LumbersexualS, Omnishambles, Creepy, Phablet, …

Australia 2014: Shirtfront, 2013: Bitcoin
China 2014: -, 2013: 房 (fang – housing)
Singapore 2014: -, 2013: 霾 (mai – haze)
France 2014: Médicalemant and casse-crotte, 2013: Plénior
Germany 2014: Lichtgrenze, 2013: GroKo
Japan 2014: 稅 (zei – tax), 2013: 輪 (rin – wheel or ring)
Norway 2014: Fremmedkriger, 2013: Sakte-TV
Portugal 2014: – , 2013: Bombeiro
UK 2014: Vape, 2013: Selfie
US 2013: Because

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