13 of the greatest “can’t even

13 of the greatest “can’t even” reactions to Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year

There has been much buzz following Oxford Dictionaries’ decision to make the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji 2015’s Word of the Year.

13 of the greatest “can’t even

This is the first time Oxford Dictionaries’ ‘Word of the Year’ has not been, well, a word.

According to the experts over at Oxford Dictionaries, the emoji “embodies a core aspect of living in a digital world that is visually driven, emotionally expressive, and obsessively immediate”. Angry proponents of the English language have been particularly vocal on Twitter about this outrageous decision.

Some have begun mourning the death of English






Many were caught up on the fact that it’s not even a word



Some saw it as a reflection of society



Others thought it best to leave the planet



Few even hinted at an emoji-dominated future