CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

January 6, 2015

Test Your Knowledge on the 2014 Word(s) of the Year


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

ON THE 2014

WORD(S) OF THE YEAR

The word of the year for 2014 has been selected.

Rather, the words of the year have been selected.

Take the following quizzes to test what you know about these words.

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Match the words (on the first list) with the dictionaries that chose them as their word of the year (on the second list) and then match the words (on the first list) with their definitions (on the third list).

Before you begin, I wrote a sentence using all six words: During 2014 we have had exposure to the vape culture, have overshared the heart emoji, and photobombed many photographs.

FIRST LIST

  1. Culture
  2. Exposure
  3. The heart emoji
  4. Overshare
  5. Photobomb
  6. Vape

SECOND LIST

  1. Oxford Dictionaries
  2. Merriam-Webster
  3. Chambers Dictionary
  4. Collins Dictionary
  5. Dictionary.com
  6. Global Language Monitor (GLM)

THIRD LIST

  1. Variations of the symbol for love; an ideograph, not a word at all
  2. To inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device”  as a noun for the e-cigarette and for the act of inhaling itself.
  3. A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them
  4. Too much information
  5. Variations of the symbol for love; an ideograph, not a word at all
  6. The condition of being exposed to danger or harm; the act of bringing to public attention, especially through media coverage; publicity; an act or instance of bringing to light, revealing, or unmasking crime, misconduct, or evil; disclosure of something private or secret.
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ANSWERS (words in alphabetic order with answers)

  1. Culture: Merriam-Webster    A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them
  2. Exposure:  Dictionary.com   the condition of being exposed to danger or harm; the act of bringing to public attention, especially through media coverage; publicity; an act or instance of bringing to light, revealing, or unmasking crime, misconduct, or evil; disclosure of something private or secret.
  3. The heart emoji:   Global Language Monitor (GLM)    Variations of the symbol for love; an ideograph, not a word at all
  4. Overshare: Chambers Dictionary   too much information
  5. Photobomb: Collins Dictionary   to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject’s knowledge.
  6. Vape: Oxford Dictionaries    verb “to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device Vape can also be used as a noun for the e-cigarette and for the act of inhaling itself.

Give yourself one point for each correct answer, 12 being 100%. How did you do? Let my readers and me know in the comment box below.

 

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Test Your Knowledge on the 2014 Word(s) of the Year […]

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