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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, BuzzFeedย Oxford Dictionariesย named its 2015 โ€œWord Of The Yearโ€ and itโ€™s not a word at all.

Itโ€™s the โ€œtears of joyโ€ emoji.

This.

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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THIS.

๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hereโ€™s what the monsters dictionary had to say:

Thatโ€™s right โ€“ for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: ๐Ÿ˜‚, officially called the โ€˜Face with Tears of Joyโ€™ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but ๐Ÿ˜‚ was chosen as the โ€˜wordโ€™ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.

Total Bull๐Ÿ’ฉ.

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW WORLD?

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