Here in my little corner of northeastern New Jersey (the most densely populated area of the nation’s most densely populated state), I guess I live a sheltered life. This is the only explanation I can conjure for having never heard of the newly-proclaimed Oxford 2014 Word of the Year: “vape.” To add to my embarrassment, I have only ever heard of one of the finalists for this prestigious title.
Is “vape” a good choice for 2014? Would you have chosen something different? My vote is for “fractals” (of Frozen fame).