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1Word of the year

The Oxford Word of the Year 2015 is… 😂 That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: 😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names.
https://languages.oup.com/word-of-the-year/2015/

2Which emoji was once Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year?
Oxford Dictionaries has recognized the influential and complex function of emoji by giving one of the symbols its highest honor. For the first time in Oxford’s history, the Word of the Year is a …
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/17/for-first-time-ever-an-emoji-is-crowned-oxford-dictionaries-word-of-the-year/

3Word of the year

Oxford’s 2015 Word of the Year Is This Emoji. … more-modern Oxford Dictionaries Online—partnered with keyboard-app company SwiftKey to determine which emoji was getting the most play this past …
https://time.com/4114886/oxford-word-of-the-year-2015-emoji/

4Word of the year

Dictionaries aren’t safe from the power of a linguistic whim either, and so maybe that’s why Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an emoji as its 2015 word of the year.
https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/16/9746650/word-of-the-year-emoji-oed-dictionary

5Word of the year

I have no words to describe it. Oxford Dictionaries, as owned by the Oxford University Press (OUP), has announced its “word” of the year is … not a word.It’s an emoji. To be precise, it …
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/17/oxford-dictionary-emoji-word-of-the-year-crying-face

6Word of the year

Every year, Oxford Dictionaries’ lexicographers chose a word that captures the year’s biggest trends or changes in the English language. The organization knew it wanted to pick an emoji for 2015 …
https://money.cnn.com/2015/11/16/technology/emoji-oxford-word-of-the-year/index.html

7Word of the year

Oxford Dictionary’s ‘word’ of the year is an emoji; Top Searches: … The word emoji Oxford Dictionaries lexicographers have also seen a sharp increase in the use of the word emoji itself in 2015.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Oxford-Dictionarys-word-of-the-year-is-an-emoji/articleshow/49813542.cms

8Which emoji was once Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year?
The Oxford Dictionary names its UK and US word of the year for 2015… and it is not even a word. Instead, it is the tears of joy or crying laughing emoji.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-17/emoji-wins-2015-oxford-dictionary-word-of-the-year/6948394

9Which emoji was once Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year?
Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year is as much about capturing the cultural zeitgeist as it is reflecting the evolution of the English language, and that’s truer than ever in 2015. For the first …
https://www.engadget.com/2015-11-16-oxford-picks-emoji-as-word-of-the-year.html

10Word of the year

Oxford Dictionary announced this week that the 2015 Word of the Year is not a word at all but an emoji – more specifically the ‘face with tears of joy’ emoji.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/oxford-dictionary-says-the-2015-word-of-the-year-is-an-emoji

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1Jack Knox: Strange new word — flattening the curve, one dandelion at a time
So common have some terms suddenly become that Merriam Webster, which usually only recognizes new words once … Oxford Dictionary of English in 2010. On the other hand (and speaking of the World Cup) you don’t hear much anymore from one of that year …
https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/jack-knox-strange-new-word-flattening-the-curve-one-dandelion-at-a-time-1.24113046
Published Date: 2020-04-05T18:15:00.0000000Z

2Lesotho’s Tom Thabane clings to power against the odds
If the rolling political turmoil of the past six years has taught the Basotho people nothing else, it must surely be the meaning of the ungainly word “prorogue”. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it as “1 … the coup attempt against him on 30 August of that year. In the aftermath, he fled to South Africa for his life.
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-09-lesothos-tom-thabane-clings-to-power-against-the-odds/
Published Date: 2020-04-09T15:18:00.0000000Z

3Portrait of Britain: tracing the origins of the selfie
Indeed, the New York post once even went as far as to link the selfie to the “greater … Conceived in 2013 – the same year “selfie” was named Word of the Year by the Oxford English Dictionary — the first edition of FaceTune has, to date, sold over 10 million copies. But where exactly did this fascination with documenting — and …
https://www.bjp-online.com/2020/04/portrait-of-britain-selfie-mark-pautz/
Published Date: 2020-04-15T08:00:00.0000000Z

4Why is Good Friday good?
In a 2014 article for the BBC, a senior editor with the Oxford English Dictionary … the word “good” might be the result of an older name once used to commemorate Good Friday, which Christians believe is one of the holiest days of the year.
https://www.washtimesherald.com/community/why-is-good-friday-good/article_cd621ee6-793d-11ea-b866-b79e07e4fd63.html
Published Date: 2020-04-08T02:19:00.0000000Z

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1  Emoji – Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015
Oxford Dictionaries named the tears of joy emoji its Word of the year 2015. Professor Vyv Evans of Bangor University’s School of Linguistics and English Language is an expert in the use of Emoji in language. Here’s his response to an Emoji being selected as the Word of the Year
Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe1rSl7gfSI

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1Word of the year
"Oxford names ‘vape’ 2014 Word of the Year". USA Today. Retrieved 18 November 2014. "Oxford names ‘emoji‘ 2015 Word of the Year". Oxford Dictionaries….
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word of the year

2Flag of Scotland
able to send emojis of the Union Flag, but not of the individual nations". The Saltire is one of the key components of the Union Flag which, since its creation…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag of Scotland

3Facebook
English Dictionary declared "Facebook" as its new Word of the Year. In December 2009, the New Oxford American Dictionary declared its word of the year to be…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

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