[Ads-l] Nominations for 2014 Word of the Year

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 9 15:56:00 UTC 2015


On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 7:48 AM, John Baker wrote:
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> Why does "baeless" mean "single"?

It means "lacking a bae." See Neal Whitman's post on "bae" from back in March:

http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/dictionary/bae-watch-the-ascent-of-a-new-pet-name/

And see Jane Solomon's recent post for recent developments on the "bae" front:

http://blog.dictionary.com/adjectival-bae/

"Baeless" was nominated by Jack Grieve, who had noted its rise on Twitter:

https://sites.google.com/site/jackgrieveaston/treesandtweets

--bgz

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