2014 must have been the year of ♥ !
A new list from the Global Language Monitor found that the heart emoticon was the most frequently used word in the English language in 2014. It’s the first time in 15 years an emoji has taken the top spot.
The Top Words of 2014
1. The Heart ♥ Emoji (for love) — People usually use the heart emoji to express love or warm feelings.
3. Vape — Short for vaporize, or vaping, the act of smoking an electronic or e-cigarette.
4. Blood Moon — Four total eclipses of the moon in an eighteen-month span. Some Christians see it as presaging a lunar apocalypse.
6. Photobomb — Breaking into a photograph without permission.
7. Caliphate — A land ruled by an Islamic Caliph, typically governed under Sharia Law.
9. Bae — A millennial’s term of endearment.
10. “Bash” Tag — Co-opting a brand’s hashtag to undermine it.
It's the hack of all holiday hacks, a simple Christmas present wrapping technique that will save you loads of time (and tape).
Posted on YouTube by Todd Tripp, the video from the Takashimaya Department Store in Japan shows us how to successfully wrap a present in under 15 seconds. By using what seems like pre-cut paper and scotch tape, this employee makes gift wrapping look way too easy.
Check out the video above and practice with recycled paper before the real thing. Oh, and this doesn't include extra time for any fancy ribbon or gift tags you may want to add.
Cam Newton, the starting quarterback for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, was rushed to the hospital after his truck flipped over following a two-vehicle collision on a Charlotte bridge. TMZ quotes a witness as saying Newton's truck was "T-boned" by another driver, and that the athlete was obeying all traffic laws at the time of the accident. Newton managed to crawl out a truck window but was unable to stand up and could be seen grimacing in pain as bystanders tried to comfort him. Newton initially resisted medical attention but was later placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. The other driver was also taken in for observation.
Downtown Nashville will be making a few traffic adjustments in preparation for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, which will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Production set-up for the CMA Awards will require special traffic patterns.
Monday, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 7 to Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:00 AM– 6:00 PM/CT, the Demonbreun Street Northside curb lane, next to Walk of Fame Park, will be closed between Fourth and Fifth Avenues South.
From 6:00 AM/CT Sunday, Nov. 2 to 6:00 AM/CT Saturday, Nov. 8, Sixth Avenue South will be closed between Demonbreun Street and Broadway.
From 6:00 AM/CT Sunday, Nov. 2 to 6:00 AM/CT Thursday, Nov. 6, Demonbreun Street will be closed between Fifth and Sixth Avenues South.
From 9:00 AM/CT Monday, Nov. 3 to 5:00 PM/ CT Thursday, Nov. 6, Fifth Avenue South will be closed between Demonbreun Street and Broadway.
From 8:00 PM/CT Monday, Nov. 3 to 2:00 AM/CT Tuesday, Nov. 4, Broadway will be closed between Fourth and Seventh Avenues South.
From 9:00 AM/CT Tuesday, Nov. 4 to 4:00 AM/CT Wednesday, Nov. 5, the westbound lanes of Demonbreun Street will be closed from Fifth to Fourth Avenues.
From 6:00 AM/CT Wednesday, Nov. 5 to 3:00 AM/CT Thursday, Nov. 6, the following streets will be closed:
Sixth Avenue South will be closed between Korean Veterans Blvd. and Demonbreun Street
Fifth Avenue South between Korean Veterans Blvd. and Demonbreun Street.
Demonbreun Street will close between Eighth and Sixth Avenues South.
Seventh Avenue South will close between Demonbreun Street and Broadway.
McGavock Pike will close between Eighth and Seventh Avenues South.
From 6:00 AM/CT Wednesday, Nov. 5 to 4:00 AM/CT Thursday, Nov. 6, Demonbreun Street will close between Fourth and Fifth Avenues South.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM/CT, the Fourth Avenue Southbound curb lane (West) will close between Broadway and Demonbreun Street.
The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air on the ABC Television Network on Wednesday November 5 at 8p/Eastern.