The Word “Vape” Featured on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”


You might be as shocked as I am to find out that the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” still exists and is still airing new episodes. I stopped watching it when I was 12 and Regis Philbin was still hosting. But that’s besides the point.

If you’re one of the five people who still keeps up to date with the latest episodes, you would have been excited to notice that the word “Vape” was featured as an answer to the following question:

“To the likely chagrin of public health advocates, a popular electronics-based habit led Oxford Dictionaries to select what as its 2014 Word of the Year?”

Of course, the answer is obviously “D”, but apparently the dude answering the questions isn’t much of a vaper because he had to use two lifelines and didn’t get the answer until he brought his son on, who immediately knew that the answer was “Vape”. Not that I watched it, but that’s what happened according to some dude on Reddit. It’s shocking that he wouldn’t know that, especially since one of the answers couldn’t even conceivably be described as a “habit”. An earbud is definitely an object, not a habit. Nobody I know talks about “earbudding”.

Of course it’s bullshit that the question was phrased in a way that makes vaping look like a public health menace, but it is what it is. No one should be shocked that vaping is portrayed negatively on most media outlets these days. Other than that Netflix show. That made vaping look cool I guess.

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