Oxford Dictionaries 2015 Word of the Year Is An Emoji
Should we happy cry or sad cry about this?
Each year, Oxford Dictionaries picks a word that they feel summarizes everything that happened within those 365 days. This year 😂 was picked.
This Minecraft screenshot comes from an in-game tutorial designed to teach players to make the emoji correctly - A testament to the impact that emoji's have made culturally.
This choice (bare with us) actually makes some sense. Seen by this graph, emoji use has seen a huge spike in popularity within the past year:
2015 was the year of the emoji's.
This year we have seen emoji's used in political and advertising campaigns by big players.
Domino's also has the option of ordering your favorite pizza online with nothing more than the pizza emoji.
Besides, emojis are REAL now, anyway...
What do you think? Is this a brilliant move into the future for Oxford? Publicity stunt? Too much credit being given to an inconsequential internet smiley? ALL OF THE ABOVE? Let us know in the comments below!
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