Breathe in, breathe out. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is: ‘Vape.’
vape, verb: Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
vape, noun: An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
According to Oxford Dictionaries editors, use of the word “vape” in 2014 has shot up to more than double its use in 2013. It arrived just in time to fill the gap left by the word “smoking” as many switched to electronic cigarettes, now a multi-million dollar industry. A “vaping lexicon” has sprung up around the word, with phrases like “vape pen” and “vape shop” also increasing in popularity.
‘Vape’ Is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year – Speakeasy – WSJ.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes? Or the various warning signs of the disease are? Come visit the Todd Library and check out our various information on this disabling disease.
In recent years, reporting the news has become an ever more dangerous activity. Between 2002 and 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists(C.P.J.), five hundred and six journalists were killed worldwide, as opposed to three hundred and ninety in the previous decade.
Why the Press Is Less Free Today – The New Yorker.
The Internet Archive has updated its website.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit library offering access to millions of free books, movies, and music, plus an archive of 400+ billion web pages
Check it out: archive.org
Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine.
“Terms of Service” is a nonfiction web comic by Michael Keller & Josh Neufeld (Al Jazeera) on understanding our role in the world of Big Data.
Terms of Service | Al Jazeera America.