Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Most Popular Word of 2014 was—
For the very first time, the most popular word of 2014 wasn’t a word at all. It was the heart emoji.
Global Language Monitor (GLM), a Texas-based language analysis firm, scoured blogs, Twitter, Facebook and 250,000 global news outlets to determine the year’s most popular words. And for the first time in fifteen years, they chose a non-word.
In terms of popularity, the heart emoji was followed by ‘hashtag’ and then ‘vape’ -- which was also named Oxford Dictionaries’ 2014 Word of the Year. The list was rounded out by ‘blood moon’, ‘nano’, ‘photobomb’, ‘caliphate’, ‘white privilege’, ‘bae’ and ‘bash tag.’
‘Ebola’ was the name that scored the most appearances.
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