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This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year

If ever there was a sign that emojis have overtaken our lexicon, crowning an emoji as “Word of the Year” is it.

This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year
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Yes, “on fleek” made the shortlist for the “Word of the Year” title; other contenders included “ad blocker,” “lumbersexual,” and “refugee.” But the vaunted emoji won out in the end, due in part to the sheer upswing in emoji chatter this year, the blog post claimed.

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This being 2015, Oxford Dictionaries also published a video to accompany its announcement:

Oxford Dictionaries is a free, less extensive version of the better-known and more traditional Oxford English Dictionary. Its publisher, Oxford University Press, is working to revamp the eminent dictionary, in an effort to attract digital-first users.

[via WSJ]

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