Oxford Dictionaries names ‘Tears of joy emoji’ as word of the year

Don’t bother sending your children to school, the English lexicon can be thrown out the window – it is now possible to fully communicate with emojis.

emoji word of the year

Highly respected English institution, Oxford Dictionaries has selected the ‘tears of joy’ emoji, a ‘pictograph’, as its 2015 word of the year.

This is what Oxford Dictionaries had to say for themselves:

“That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: ????, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but ???? was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.”

Other words considered for the nomination were: “Brexit”, which describes the possibility of the UK leaving the EU and”Lumbersexual” meaning “young urban man who cultivates an appearance and style of dress, typified by a beard and checked shirt”

But, no. None of them won. ???? did.

You made your bed, Britain. ????????????????????????????

Time for a strong cup of tea.

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