This annoying term of affection means "before anyone else." As in, your girlfriend is BAE. As one woman said, "I'd rather be called 'babe' than 'bae' any day."
What used to be called winter or a cold snap is now called the polar vortex. It was chided as both overused and meaningless.
What was once called a tip or a short-cut is now called a hack--even though it involves no legal or ethical impropriety or breach of security. For example, there are marriage hacks, home improvement hacks and painting hacks.
Is the word "skills" not enough? After all, a skill is a skill. Why use two words when one will do?
This is a free gift, typically given by a company to win your favor.
Since people who love wine are not called "winies" and those who guzzle beer are not "beeries," why are people who enjoy food called "foodies"? And, anyway, isn't that all of us? Who doesn't enjoy food?
This is just a pretentious way of saying "selected." It typically refers to someone curating an Internet list of items (food, clothing, news) for your perusal.
It means "crazy." If you hear it enough or say it enough yourself, you will be crazy.
Say what you mean: Torture.
This is a sports suffix that refers to specific teams, such as Packer-Nation or Hokie-Nation.
- 2014: Selfie
- 2013: Fiscal Cliff
- 2012: Amazing
- 2011: Viral
- 2010: Shovel-Ready
- 2009: Green
- 2008: Perfect Storm
- 2007: GITMO
- 2006: Surreal