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Emoji Word of the Year Earns a Thumbs Down

This year the Oxford English Dictionary released the “tears  of joy” emoji as the 2015 Word of the Year.

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

January 4, 2016

With the close of the year 2015, Oxford Dictionary released its annual Word of the Year...but wait, it’s not even a word? Oxford Dictionary recently named the “tears of joy” emoji the 2015 Word of the Year, as SwiftKey, a mobile technology business, found it to be the most used emoji this year,...

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