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So the Oxford Dictionary has allowed the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji in its dictionary and named it the Word of the Year, 2015?

Why you dirty sunza $#@!*’s.  It’s not even a word… its a phrase or a thing or ….

Here’s their excuse:

This year Oxford University Press have partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of the most popular emoji across the world, and ? was chosen because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015. SwiftKey identified that ? made up 20% of all the emojis used in the UK in 2015, and 17% of those in the US: a sharp rise from 4% and 9% respectively in 2014. The word emoji has seen a similar surge: although it has been found in English since 1997, usage more than tripled in 2015 over the previous year according to data from the Oxford Dictionaries Corpus.

So they explain this off my saying the world is changing to using computer generated hieroglyphics ? Time for each one of us to rise up and MORE THAN TRIPLE OUR USE OF THE WORD “JAGOFFS!”  Hey Oxford Dictionary, put in Jagoffs in the Oxford Dictionary, Ya Jagoffs! Or better said as….

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