We love emojis just as much as the next person but we can’t quite help feeling that it’s not very deserving of ‘Word Of The Year’ by Oxford Dictionaries. Yep, that’s right. An emoji, specifically the ‘tears of joy’ emoji is the symbol of 2015 and has become the first non-word entry to become WORD of the year. Word.
Some people love it…
@OxfordWords this makes me so happy 😂😂
— Juan Gil (@uonlylivejuance) November 16, 2015
and most people hate it.
— ChrisWhiteWrites (@chriswhitewrite) November 17, 2015
Nevermind, whats done is done and maybe we had a lucky escape, ‘on fleek’ and ‘lumbersexual’ were on the shortlist.