Funner, Gender, And Other Trending Words This Week
From NASCAR tracks to Washington, D.C., here are the words that were blowing up the Dictionary.com trending charts this week.
Why Exposure Is Our 2014 Word Of The Year
In 2014, the Ebola virus, widespread theft of personal information, and shocking acts of violence and brutality dominated the news. Vulnerability and visibility were at the core of the year’s most notable headlines. Encapsulating those themes, Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year for 2014 is exposure. The word exposure entered English in the early 1600s to refer to a state of being without shelter or protection. …
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