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Words of the Year

2014 in Two Words: "Culture" and "Vape"?

Frank Islam | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Islam

Call us old fashioned, but none of these newly minted words is in our vocabulary. And, we doubt seriously whether any or many of them are in common usage among those tech savvy, selfie-taking, instagram-sending members of the millennial generation.

Queer Words Of The Year 2012

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Holly R. Cashman

What words bubbled to the surface of our consciousness or exploded out of nowhere? Which lexemes took on special significance as they became associated with a meaningful moment or a surprising announcement? Here's my month-by-month list of LGBTQ words of 2012.

My Nominations for 2012's Word of the Year

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy
Helene Cohen Bludman

The Oxford English Dictionary has named omnishambles, meaning a "situation which is shambolic from every possible angle," the winner this year. And so, I'd like to offer up my nominations for the 2012 Word/Phrase of the Year, holiday version.