'Vape' is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2014

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/oxford-dictionaries-word-year-vape/

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    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to look back and see which words have beensignificant throughout the past twelve months, and to announce the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Without further ado, we can exclusively reveal that the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014 is….

    vape
    Although there is a shortlist of strong contenders, as you’ll see below, it was vapethat emerged victorious as Word of the Year.

    What does vape mean?
    So, what does vape mean? It originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize. The OxfordDictionaries.com definition was added in August 2014: the verb means ‘to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device’, while both the device and the action can also be known as a vape. The associated noun vaping is also listed.

    Why was vape chosen?
    As e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) have become much more common, so vape has grown significantly in popularity. You are thirty times more likely to come across the wordvape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year.

    Usage of vape peaked in April 2014 – as the graph below indicates – around the time that the UK’s first ‘vape café’ (The Vape Lab in Shoreditch, London) opened its doors, and protests were held in response to New York City banning indoor vaping. In the same month, the issue of vaping was debated by The Washington Post, the BBC, and the British newspaper The Telegraph, amongst others.
     
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    I just got on the bandwagon this year.
     
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    I've been on for one year. Stopped analogs in February. Good luck to us!
     
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    Pffft. I invested some cash in e-cigs, thinking it was going to be the next big thing... and it tanked.

    Bought in at around $8/share, today, months later, it is down to $1.20.
    :nag:
     
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    ouch
     
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    If you like it at $8 you should LOVE it at $1.20. Are you talking about ECIG? If so, it's a great company.
     
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    Yeah it was ECIG... :fil:
     
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    I use my vaporizer for "dry herbs".
     
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    Admittedly, it's price has been shitty lately, but it is the market leader in the sector. Hold on, or buy more. My opinion only. Not an advisor, obviously.

    See what Sal thinks.
     
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    Just started in August, went from smoking 4 packs a week to one, hoping to make a transition to 0.0 packs, its a fantastic cessation aid....


    Doesnt smell, fraction of cost, I can do it inside, the health factor is questionable but I would think it has to be healthier than smoking...
     
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    I vaped for 2 years, just gave it up last week, so far so good
     
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    they didn't mention vaping pot? :jj:

    i bought my first tabletop vaporizer in 1999.

    as long as i can vape from a bag, i'll never go back to pipes/bongs/joints.

    i went from smoking 3 grams a day to vaping 1 to .75 grams a day. try it, you'll like it. :leaf:




    there is another new word not yet in the dictionary. it's Vaked. as in baked, but from vaping pot instead of smoking or eating it.


    ebonics/english class 2018 - use vaked in a sentence!
    i be vaked.
    you be vaked.
    we all be vaked.





























    mike tyson says: i'll vake you till you love me faggot! :grad:
     
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    i wasn't smoking many cigs (only when i got really high) but i started using ecigs a couple years ago and haven't had a cig since.

    it's a great stop smoking device for some.
     
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    The ecigs are manufactured at a dual auto battery/cigarette factory in the Hangzon Province, so you know it has to be good for you.
     
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    I used to have a pax vape. it was a little beast.

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    Pussies.

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    nasty stuff. unless you are drunk/stoned.

    if you roll that with those nasty thick zig zags with the orange package, you'll really feel the throat hit.