Keep Your Emoji, Oxford. Here Are the Collins Dictionary Words Of The Year
This week, the Oxford Dictionary announced its Word of the Year, and it's not even a word at all... it's an emoji.
To be specific, Oxford called the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji its Word (Picture?) of the Year, which gives me little hope for the future of language.
Collins, Oxford's direct competitor and creator of the Collins English Dictionary (the largest single-volume English dictionary in the world) also introduces ten new words to its catalogue every year. Though some of the 2015 additions are a bit ridiculous (there should be no legitimacy attached to ghosting, IMOH), I am glad to finally see certain words added. It's better late than never.
Scroll down to see which words now appear on Collinsdictionary.com and will be included in an upcoming edition of the Collins English Dictionary, due in 2018.
5. Clean Eating
vote votesAn emoji, duh.
vote votesGhosting (please, no.)
vote votesNone of these