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2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

The inside scoop behind our 2014 Word of the Year selections.
Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
PLUS: See all 10 of our Word of the Year top look-ups for 2014, and take a tour down memory lane with our Word of the Year Retrospective, a look at our top picks from past years.

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