The Word of the Year is…Not a Word?

The Word of the Year for 2015 is technically  not a word at all.
That’s right – the 2015 Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year goes to – Emoji.

EmojiPretty fitting indeed. The fun-loving, creative message-spurring emoji has become one of the hottest and most beloved topics – and activities – of the year.

The concept of the emoji actually first started in 1999, invented by a Japanese telecommunications planner. Inspired by comics and street signs, the name comes from the Japanese words for picture and character.

Read more from TIME Magazine.

Runner-ups for this year’s big contest include:

  • ad blocker
  • Dark Web
  • lumbersexual
  • refugee
  • sharing economy

and my personal favorite… on fleek.

-Jess 

 

One response to “The Word of the Year is…Not a Word?”

  1. […] are so 2015 – in fact, Merriam Webster hails “Emoji” as the word of the year! If you’re looking for a social media savvy Secret Santa gift, or something else to make the […]

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