The Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2015 is not in fact a word, but what they have dubbed the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji, which accounts for 17 percent of all emojis sent in U.S. texts and whose use is steeply on the rise. What do you think?


“Huh. I really thought written language had a few years left in it.”

Victoria Brendan • Glue Spreader

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“This does a lot to challenge my notion of what the Oxford English Dictionary staff does all day.”

Tom Dinsley • Candlemaker

“Better luck next year, Zipper Mouth.”

Glen Weisman • Unemployed