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As we bid farewell to 2014, there’s plenty of pop culture we won’t miss in the New Year. Ebola nurse Halloween costumes, anyone?
Broadway singer Idina Menzel would probably like to fast forward past John Travolta’s introduction of her Oscar performance.
“How I Met Your Mother” fans would prefer remembering the series without its March finale.
Russians might want to forget that underwhelming sixth Olympic ring.
Democrats might want to ignore November.
For better or worse, there are parts of 2014 that will always remain with us. And that’s because they’ve been etched into the Oxford Dictionaries Online as new entries to reflect modern language. The master list reminds us how conversations sounded in 2014 — on the Internet and in real life. How did we feel? What did we prioritize? However odd, the way we expressed ourselves informally showed us at both our most creative and our most lazy.
How well do you know the most recent additions? Take our quiz and share your answer! [polldaddy type=”iframe” survey=”F031E3F92B30E855″ height=”auto” domain=”dcvanessa” id=”are-you-up-to-speed-on-oxford-dictionary-s-words-for-2014″]
Quiz produced by Laura Santhanam.
Online Editorial Production Assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
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