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Are You Happy Now? Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is A Damn Emoji

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I was raised to trust everything the dictionary told me, but damn. What is going on with the world? Today, BuzzFeedΒ Oxford DictionariesΒ named its 2015 β€œWord Of The Year” and it’s not a word at all.

It’s the β€œtears of joy” emoji.

This.

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

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THIS.

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Here’s what the monsters dictionary had to say:

That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: πŸ˜‚, officially called the β€˜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 πŸ˜‚ was chosen as the β€˜word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.

Total BullπŸ’©.

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW WORLD?

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