Guys, Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year For 2015 Isn’t Even A F*cking Word

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Well, this was the most disappointing news of the day.

Oxford Dictionary, who annually releases a “Word of the Year” winner, just announced the 2015 champion and, get this, it’s not even a fucking word at all!



As if it couldn’t get any worse than “selfie” winning in 2013 and “vape” getting the honor last year, those smartasses at Oxford went zero chill by making the word the “Face With Tears of Joy” emoji, single-handedly making the entire human race dumber with this decision.

Here’s what the press release had to say about the choice, via Time:

Although emoji have been a staple of texting teens for some time, emoji culture exploded into the global mainstream over the past year,” the company’s team wrote in a press release. “Emoji have come to embody a core aspect of living in a digital world that is visually driven, emotionally expressive, and obsessively immediate.

This is what a 13-year-old uses to describe their reaction to a funny tweet, not something that should be the word of the year! My reaction to the decision is pretty simple:



[H/T NY MagTime]

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