When Oxford Dictionaries announced the 2015 Word of the Year, everyone was confused. Afterall, it wasn't a word, but an emoji --one that is also something of a cross between laughter and tears. Or, to get technical, the "Face with Tears of Joy."
Why did Oxford Dictionaries choose an emoji? On its blog, the expert on words said that the emoji was chosen as it “best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupation of 2015.” If that’s not convincing enough, here’s a video that Oxford Dictionaries prepared earlier.
Source: Oxford Dictionaries