Oxford Dictionaries’ Word is Not a Word at All But an Emoji
Apparently we are getting closer as a society to not using words at all but just a bunch of symbols to express feelings and communicate.
Oxford dictionaries just announced their word of the year for 2015 and the top spot went to an emoji. Yes, a freakin' symbol not an actual real word!
Specifically, the emoji that was chosen is the smiley face that's laughing so hard tears are coming out of its eyes. Apparently, statistics show that it's the most used emoji in the U.S. and the U.K.
Editors of the dictionary say, "Although emojis have been a staple of texting teens for some time, emoji culture exploded into the global mainstream over the past year. Emojis have come to embody a core aspect of living in a digital world."
However, even though an emoji is the word of the year, they say they don't have any immediate plans to add them to their dictionaries, yet. The actual word "emoji" has been a part of the Oxford English Dictionary since 2013.