Word of the Year

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    Christine Rousselle - The "Word" of the Year is an Emoji
    This year, the Oxford English Dictionary has bucked tradition and named the "Face With Tears of Joy" emoji as its "word" of the year. Yes, a pictograph/smiley face apparently passes for a word.

    A moment of silence for the death of language.
     
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    I hate those damn things.
     
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    no.. It's the WORD that use to DESCRIBE that particular type of picture.. We could just all call them e-motions or some darn other thingy. I think "thingy" has been highly overlooked as a yearly winner..

    Do they give synonyms for it??
     
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    OK -- I read the OP (good idea) and those folks are :disbelief: and they make me :evil:
     
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    Oxford is :cuckoo:
     
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    didn't we used to call them emoticons?
     
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    I think its awesome! Damn English is a living language.
     
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    Damn, Japan has won!
     
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    I think that word was originally used for the keyboard strokes like the colon & end parentheses to signify a :) ...although they are still interchangeable.
     

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