The top word for 2014 is hardly considered a word at all save that you type it with a keyboard.


According to the Global Language Monitor the heart emoji is the top word of 2014, “hashtag” is second, followed by “vape.” Blood Moon, Nano and Photobomb round out the top 6. As of now, there are around 1000 emojis that are recognized as real words.

The phrase “hands up don’t shoot” is the top phrase of the year, with “cosmic inflation,” “global warming,” “climate change” and “war on women” being the remainder of the top 5. The top 3 names of 2014 are “Ebola,” “Pope Francis” and “World War One.”

Oddly enough, the top words of 2013 were “404,” “fail” and, once again, “hashtag.”