Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year NOT a Word
The Oxford Dictionary has chosen their ‘word of the year’ and it’s not a ‘word’. This years ‘word of the year’ is an emoji.
There are many different types of emoji’s but the one they picked is the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’. They say ‘that’ emoji reflected the mood and preoccupations of 2015. The Oxford Dictionary said it was the most popular emoji across the world.
‘Face with Tears of Joy' was used by 17% of Americans and 20% of all people in the UK which is rise in popularity of up to 9% since 2014.