【牛津字典年度最热词汇出炉:让人笑哭的“笑哭”】

【牛津字典年度最热词汇出炉:让人笑哭的“笑哭”】牛津字典近日公布了网络年度热词榜,然而第一竟然是一组表情:Emoji表情凭借“笑哭”战胜了“共享经济(Sharing Economy)”、“黑暗网络(Dark Web)”等词汇荣膺榜首,牛津字典认为该表情表现了今年的社会风潮、热点与情绪。

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is…

tears-of-joy-emoji

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. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, outlined below, but 😂 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.

Why was this chosen?
Emojis (the plural can be either emoji or emojis) have been around since the late 1990s, but 2015 saw their use, and use of the word emoji, increase hugely.
This year Oxford University Press have partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of the most popular emoji across the world, and 😂 was chosen because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015. SwiftKey identified that 😂 made up 20% of all the emojis used in the UK in 2015, and 17% of those in the US: a sharp rise from 4% and 9% respectively in 2014. The word emoji has seen a similar surge: although it has been found in English since 1997, usage more than tripled in 2015 over the previous year according to data from the Oxford Dictionaries Corpus.
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ad blocker, noun: A piece of software designed to prevent advertisements from appearing on a web page.
Brexit, noun: A term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, from British + exit.
Dark Web, noun: The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.
on fleek, adjectival phrase: Extremely good, attractive, or stylish.
lumbersexual, noun: A young urban man who cultivates an appearance and style of dress (typified by a beard and check shirt) suggestive of a rugged outdoor lifestyle.
refugee, noun: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
sharing economy, noun: An economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals, either for free or for a fee, typically by means of the Internet.
they (singular), pronoun: Used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.
Learn more about the Word of the Year shortlist, including the reasons they were chosen.
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http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/11/word-of-the-year-2015-emoji

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