POLAR VORTEX: Arctic air that normally circles the North Pole travelled southward, bringing with it bone-chilling temperatures
USIE: Group selfie, as snapped by Bradley Cooper of Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars pizza stunt
CONCERN TROLL: Expressing elaborate concern for someone in a fragile state as a cover for other criticism. In scathing articles, media couple Bill and Emma Keller expressed worries about how much Lisa Adams was tweeting and blogging while she dealt with metastatic cancer.
DOXXING: Using social media and other sites to find and publish personal information of individuals, to malicious ends
LGBTTIQQ2SA: Prominently displayed at World Pride in Toronto, the acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, allies” came to represent the event’s inclusive atmosphere beyond Canada’s borders too
VAPING: To inhale the vapour of an electronic cigarette, an action so popular it was crowned Oxford Dictionaries’s word of the year
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: A big, and oft despised, business buzzword applied to a product that overturns the market for existing technology, like Spotify