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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

New words in the dictionary 2014

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Collins dictionary have included a list of new words. Their word of the year is photobomb, which means to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject's knowledge. The most famous case of photobombing is probably that squirrel who started it all, or maybe the one of the Queen.

Other new words include:-

al desko - (a meal, esp lunch) at one's desk at one's place of work

Bitcoin - a system of open source peer-to-peer software for the creation and exchange of (payment in) a certain type of cryptocurrency.

kawaii - a Japanese artistic and cultural style that emphasizes the quality of cuteness, using bright colours and characters with a childlike appearance

meme - an idea or element of social behaviour passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation (I'm surprised this wasn't already in)

preload - to consume alcoholic drinks at home before going to a social gathering

textonym - one of two or more words that can be generated by pressing the same key combinations on a mobile phone: 'kiss' and 'lips' are textonyms

twerking - a provocative dance performed by moving the hips rapidly back and forth while standing with the feet apart and raising and lowering the body in a squatting motion

vape - to inhale nicotine vapour (from an electronic cigarette). Thus vaping, and vaper (one who vapes).


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