Since 2003, Merriam-Webster has released its top 10 list for words of the year. But don't worry, they don't include these terms from the Oxford Dictionary that will make you shake your head.
And with that, I present you Merriam-Webster's Top Ten words for 2014. Drum roll please!
- Je ne sais quoi
Yes, "culture" is the word of the year. It was selected because:
"This year, the use of the word 'culture' to define ideas in this way has moved from the classroom syllabus to the conversation at large, appearing in headlines and analyses across a wide swath of topics."
Talk about a breath of fresh air.
Want to know more about the words on Merriam-Webster's list? Click here for all the words' definitions and the reasons they were selected.