Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 50: Exposure to Vape Culture
Merriam-Webster chose culture, Oxford selected vape, and Dictionary.com went with exposure. So how did three esteemed reference works end up with three very different Words of the Year? And why does Erin McKean of Wordnik.com avoid crowning a WOTY altogether? Listen to Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo interrogate some of America’s leading lexicographers.
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