Oxford Dictionary has released their 2015 word of the year. And guess what, it’s not a word, it’s an emoji! According to Oxford Dictionary, an analysis of words and emojis, or icons used to express an idea or emotion, showed that the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015. So all emoji’s out there can celebrate!
So, quite a few on social media are not happy about this. I mean, it’s not a word, it’s an emoji. So, enjoy a few of my favorite emoji hate tweets below!
Just in case you wanted to know, here is a shortlist of other words Oxford Dictionary thought of using for their word of the year.