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People Are Mad That Oxford Dictionary's Word Of The Year Is An Emoji

Should have been the eggplant emoji imo.

Oxford Dictionaries have announced that their Word of the Year for 2015 is: 😂.

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is… 😂! https://t.co/LjJyxO8cvv #OxfordWOTY

For those of you who only read words, it's also known as the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji.

Although Oxford says that it is the "word" that that "best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015", people are pretty 😠.

oxford dictionary's word of the year is the fucking crying laughing face emoji are you fucking kidding me

Probably because it's not a word.

The Oxford Dictionary have announced their word of the year for 2015 is 😂

Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is the crying face emoji ---> 😂. We are truly living in the end of days.

is everybody at Oxford Dictionary HQ feeling OK? This (😂) is… not a word.

The Oxford dictionary’s word of the year is an emoji. So we’re done here, just turn out the lights on your way out.

Writers are pissed.

Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is AN EMOJI https://t.co/uMN79qI8pt

Some people think that soon our whole vocabulary will be emoji-only.

An emoji is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year. In a few decades we're going to be using a new form of heiroglyphs to write everything.

And to that, we say: "👑🍕💎🔥😎🔮🐥🚁🎾".

Amid all the backlash and controversy, Oxford also released their shortlist of words, all of which are actual words made up of letters.

😂 is the #OxfordWOTY 2015, but what made the shortlist? https://t.co/qCz3IYitOZ

Well, at least Julie Bishop's happy about it.