The Oxford Dictionary announced it's 2015 "Word of the Year" and it is...

"An emoji". I've been waiting for "emoji" to be word of the year! Just kidding, but I do love emoji's, who doesn't?

So why is "emoji" the Word of the Year? The Oxford Dictionaries' press release stated that “Although emoji have been a staple of texting teens for some time, emoji culture exploded into the global mainstream over the past year ... Emoji have come to embody a core aspect of living in a digital world that is visually driven, emotionally expressive, and obsessively immediate.” Yep, that's pretty dead on. I send emoji's in almost every text, I mean, my mom is even using emoji's.

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