Culture, Nostalgia, Insidious, Legacy, Feminism, Je ne sais quoi, Innovation, Surreptitious, Autonomy and Morbidity


What do the ten words above have in common? They are Merriam-Webster’s top ten words for 2014 compiled from year-over-year increases in look-ups on the dictionary’s website.

Maybe culture was #1 because of all of the ways it is used: consumer culture, rape culture, culture of transparency, and coffee culture to name a few but #6 je ne sais quoi made the list simply because of its use in a fast-food drive-in chain commercial.

Here is the list in its entirety.

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