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Word Of The Year 2015 Isn’t A Word But A Picture Emoji

A picture of a face crying with joy has been named as the ‘word’ of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The official name for this emoji is ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ – and was selected as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood and preoccupations of 2015, according to the dictionary people. This emoji (pictograph) was chosen because it was the most globally used in 2015, while the use of the word emoji in English has more than tripled…

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Vape is “word of the year” 2014

Vape unveiled as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The verb means to “inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device”. The action and device can also be known as a vape. The word has been chosen because of an explosion in its use, according to a blog post by Oxford Dictionaries. Apparently, you are 30 times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, with usage doubling in…

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