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'Vape' Beats Out 'Bae' And 'Normcore' As Oxford's Word Of The Year

And the reasons behind the choice are pretty interesting.

Charlo Greene -- a.k.a the "F--- it, I quit!" news reporter -- will likely be happy with 2014's Oxford word of the year: "Vape." The term beat out words like "bae" and "normcore" for the title, which, in my estimation, means we can finally stop using said words come 2015.

Following up 2013's word, "selfie," "vape" carries with it both economic and political undertones. "Vape," a verb meaning to "inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device," was conceptualized as a term in the '80s, according to TIME, when smokeless cigs first hit the scene.

Usage of the term doubled between this year and last, however, as e-cigarettes exploded in popularity -- both as an alternative to traditional smokes and as devices with which to smoke other things. Read: Pot is now legal in some states.

“A word is just the surface of something that often has a really complex and rich life underneath,” Casper Grathwohl, president of Oxford’s dictionaries division, told TIME. “Vape has been a lightning rod for a lot of discussion about the positions we want to take as a society,” he said.

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