Why We Should Declare an Emoticon of the Year

You’ve heard about the Words of the Year—Oxford’s vape, Merriam-Webster’s culture, and Dictionary.com’s exposure, to name a few. And perhaps you’re even eagerly awaiting the American Dialect Society’s own WotY vote, which will take place this coming weekend (I’ll be livetweeting from it!). But in 2014 we didn’t just communicate with words—we also…

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