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25 Words That Had A Totally Different Meaning In 2014

Apparently we're thirsty for bae.

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1. Sochi

What it used to mean: A seaside village in Russia. What it meant in 2014: A seaside village in Russia with 3 million people and two bathrooms in one stall. #SochiProblems
Twitter: @SochiProblems / Via thedenverchannel.com

What it used to mean: A seaside village in Russia.

What it meant in 2014: A seaside village in Russia with 3 million people and two bathrooms in one stall. #SochiProblems

2. Apparently

What it used to mean: A normal boring adverb. What it meant in 2014: This kid we will apparently never get tired of hearing.
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What it used to mean: A normal boring adverb.

What it meant in 2014: This kid we will apparently never get tired of hearing.

3. Basic

What it used to mean: Quotidian. What it meant in 2014: White girls who like coffee and sweatpants and wouldn't let you sit with them.
Twitter: @therealpsl

What it used to mean: Quotidian.

What it meant in 2014: White girls who like coffee and sweatpants and wouldn't let you sit with them.

4. 7/11

What it used to mean: A convenience store and slushie haven. What it meant in 2014: The Greatest Slumber Party of Our Time.
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What it used to mean: A convenience store and slushie haven.

What it meant in 2014: The Greatest Slumber Party of Our Time.

5. Serial

What it used to mean: In sequence. What it meant in 2014: WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH JAY, THOUGH??!?
serialpodcast.org

What it used to mean: In sequence.

What it meant in 2014: WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH JAY, THOUGH??!?

6. Whaling

vine.co

What it used to mean: Going to sea à la Moby Dick.

What it meant in 2014: The best thing on Vine all year.

7. Preserve

What it used to mean: To maintain something. What it meant in 2014: The world’s most elaborate baby announcement.
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What it used to mean: To maintain something.

What it meant in 2014: The world’s most elaborate baby announcement.

8. Butts

What it used to mean: What everyone has but no one wants. What it meant in 2014: What no one has but everyone wants.
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What it used to mean: What everyone has but no one wants.

What it meant in 2014: What no one has but everyone wants.

9. Felon

What it used to mean: A criminal.What it meant in 2014: A criminally hot face tattoo.
Facebook: stocktonpolicedepartment

What it used to mean: A criminal.

What it meant in 2014: A criminally hot face tattoo.

10. Ice Bucket

What it used to mean: A container for holding champagne. What it meant in 2014: A Facebook virus.
Anthony Quintano / Flickr: quintanomedia

What it used to mean: A container for holding champagne.

What it meant in 2014: A Facebook virus.

11. Emoji

What it used to mean: A secondary image keyboard that enhances your text.What it meant in 2014: The only way you know how to communicate.
getemoji.com

What it used to mean: A secondary image keyboard that enhances your text.

What it meant in 2014: The only way you know how to communicate.

12. Potato

vine.co

What it used to mean: Proto-french fries.

What it meant in 2014: The best cover of Frank Ocean ever made.

13. Kermit Sipping Tea

What it used to mean: A Muppet in a commercial for Lipton.What it meant in 2014: It's none of your business.
youtube.com

What it used to mean: A Muppet in a commercial for Lipton.

What it meant in 2014: It's none of your business.

14. Broom

vine.co

What it used to mean: What people used before Swiffer was invented.

What it meant in 2014: Get out me car.

15. Break the internet

What it used to mean: Kicking your router. What it meant in 2014: A self-fulfilling prophecy and a naked butt.
papermag.com

What it used to mean: Kicking your router.

What it meant in 2014: A self-fulfilling prophecy and a naked butt.

16. Frozen

What it used to mean: Being cold; an animated movie released in late 2013. What it meant in 2014: Crack for children.
Disney

What it used to mean: Being cold; an animated movie released in late 2013.

What it meant in 2014: Crack for children.

17. Alex

What it used to mean: Just a name. What it meant in 2014: What happens when teens tweet.
Twitter: @DisneyPrincessF

What it used to mean: Just a name.

What it meant in 2014: What happens when teens tweet.

18. Fancy

What it used to mean: You already know (what fancy means).What it meant in 2014: That song playing in every CVS from L.A. to Tokyo.
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What it used to mean: You already know (what fancy means).

What it meant in 2014: That song playing in every CVS from L.A. to Tokyo.

19. Elevator

What it used to mean: A mechanical lift to transport people between floors. What it meant in 2014: The place where sh*t goes down. When you’re collectively worth a billion dollars, at least.
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What it used to mean: A mechanical lift to transport people between floors.

What it meant in 2014: The place where sh*t goes down. When you’re collectively worth a billion dollars, at least.

20. Too Many Cooks

What it used to mean: Something your grandmother said when you were underfoot. What it meant in 2014: A 20-minute murder spree with a cheerful soundtrack.
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What it used to mean: Something your grandmother said when you were underfoot.

What it meant in 2014: A 20-minute murder spree with a cheerful soundtrack.

21. Gamer

What it used to mean: Someone who plays video games.What it meant in 2014: Someone who is into #unbiased #journalism and blanket misogyny.
youtube.com

What it used to mean: Someone who plays video games.

What it meant in 2014: Someone who is into #unbiased #journalism and blanket misogyny.

22. Turn Up

vine.co

What it used to mean: To appear.

What it meant in 2014: For what?

23. Bae

What it used to mean: The Danish word for poop. What it meant in 2014: The person/thing you Instagram Before Anyone Else.
wanelo.com

What it used to mean: The Danish word for poop.

What it meant in 2014: The person/thing you Instagram Before Anyone Else.

24. Thirsty

What it used to mean: A need to be quenched. What it meant in 2014: A different need to be quenched. See also: Alex, Criminal, Butts
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What it used to mean: A need to be quenched.

What it meant in 2014: A different need to be quenched. See also: Alex, Criminal, Butts

25. Feminism

What it used to mean: The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. What it meant in 2014: Liberté, Égalité, Beyoncé. Banned by Time magazine.
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What it used to mean: The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

What it meant in 2014: Liberté, Égalité, Beyoncé. Banned by Time magazine.

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