Photobomb voted word of the year

2014-10-23 12:29

Photobomb beat vape, preload and al desko to become the 2014 word of the year, says the Collins English Dictionary.

Photobomb, hijacking a snap being taken by someone else, came into the language six years ago but was included in the dictionary only this year.

It crept in through Hollywood stars intruding on each other’s photographs at red-carpet events.

To vape is to inhale on an electronic cigarette and preloading is saving money by drinking at home before going out and buying more alcohol at a club or other commercial venue. Another runner-up, al desko, means to eat at one’s work desk, usually for lunch.

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