Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year…what a crock of BS.
I’m sorry I don’t get it. They wanted to figure out the most popular expression of the year – that’s the best way to explain why its not a word and it’s the “Tears of Joy” emoji…because we’re getting to the point where we are communicating through emojis through messages over FACE TO FACE (not emoji face) communication. Oy veh.
Here are the other words that made Oxford’s short list:
lumbersexual, noun: a young urban man who cultivates an appearance and style of dress (typified by a beard and checked shirt) suggestive of a rugged outdoor lifestyle
*Please note* if Microsoft word isn’t recognizing the word and giving it the ol’ squiggly red underline…how can the Oxford Dictionary include it as a word of the year? I digress.
on fleek, adjective: extremely good, attractive, or stylish
refugee, noun: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
sharing economy, noun: An economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals, either free or for a fee, typically by means of the Internet.
they (singular), pronoun: Used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.
I’d rather communicate through SONG. Pick a song that can represent an emoji…
The laughing emoji, the crying emoji, blowing kisses emoji, being embarrassed, looking like you had an accident in your pants, whatever emoji, and request it for today’s 5 @ 5 Emoji Songs
P.S. MIGHT I ADD…Microsoft word and this blogging system don’t even recognize the word “emoji” – getting the red squiggly underline there too.
P.P.S. I’ve never heard the word lumbersexual.