So it's hardly surprising that this...
is, drum roll please ....
The Word Of The Year.
The Word Of The Year?
Yes, I joke you not, Crying With Laughter is the Oxford Dictionary Word Of The Year.
Not the word emoji itself you understand (I could have possibly understood this) BUT, the most popular of all the emojis according to one on-line app, the 'Crying with Laughter' emoji.
Surely no worse than previous nominations such as ...
- Bitcoin (2013): A type of digital currency
- Yolo (2012): Short for You Only Live Once, it expresses the sentiment that one should make the most of that moment in time and not worry about the future
- Woot-Woot (2012): The internet's cry of triumph
- Tweetup (2009): A meeting organised by means of posts on Twitter.
Apparently officially known as the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji, this year it beat fellow contenders such as ...
- Fleek: Which as far as I understand from Google Search has its origins in something to do with .. eyebrows?
- Lumbersexual: A metro-sexual who has the need to hold on to some outdoor based ruggedness thus opting to keep a finely trimmed beard according to the Urban Dictionary.
- Ad blocker: Hmm, a search has failed to show up this word BUT according to the font of all knowledge that is Wikipedia Ad blocking is removing or altering advertising content in a webpage which thus I'm presuming an Ad blocker is someone capable of doing this.
- Dark Web: the part of the World Wide Web only reachable by means of special software which allows users to remain anonymous.
Fear not though, its not quite as bad as it first sounds. There are no plans to include symbols in the dictionary OR, muhahahaha, are there?