Budtender.  "Someone who works at a medical marijuana dispensary or retail marijuana shop." That's one of the new words from the Oxford English Dictionary who just announced their word of the year, and that's . . . VAPE.  They define it as, "to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device."

There are other new words in our lexicon and some are lame, like Bae.  "A term of endearment for one's romantic partner, likely a shortening of baby or babe, though some think it is an acronym for 'before anyone else."

Contactless.  An adjective, "describing technologies that allow a smart card, etc., to connect wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment."

Normcore.  "A fashion movement in which ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberate statement."

Slacktivist.  "One who engages in digital activism on the web which is regarded as requiring little time or involvement."

Expect more word of the year picks from Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com in the next few weeks.

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