Language surely changes In a sign of the times, Oxford Dictionaries has selected a pictograph as the word of the year for 2015. Advertisements Share this:TwitterTumblrGoogleFacebookFlipboardPocket Posted by mikeschultz 8 responses to Language surely changes mikeschultz – Author November 17, 2015 Via Ozy, Quartz explains at more length: Our great-grandchildren will speak a wildly different English. mikeschultz – Author November 17, 2015 Reaction seems pretty swift— Word of the Year will make you laugh. Or cry. Or both. https://t.co/ZJzYAh56A5 pic.twitter.com/G2jll3Y14l — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 17, 2015 NBC questions the “staying power” of some recent picks. So long language! An emoji is named ‘Word of the Year’ https://t.co/r2wQYlUF69 pic.twitter.com/PA3VtGjyN1 — Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) November 17, 2015 The dictionary, emoji, and redefining the word "word" https://t.co/NVmV22kYSL by @browerghost pic.twitter.com/e39t1EbMMT — The Verge (@verge) November 17, 2015 A piece I wrote for the OUP Blog on the Word of the Year: https://t.co/SSYt2ynxjC — Simon Horobin (@SCPHorobin) November 17, 2015 Oxford Dictionaries has been the target of some pertinent humor— .@Channel4 Dear Oxford Dictionaries, Look, you made @RachelRileyRR cry. Regards, C4 Social Team pic.twitter.com/JO6S9wELYI — Channel 4 (@Channel4) November 17, 2015 At least Oxford Dictionaries replied .@Channel4 😂 Oh @RachelRileyRR, I hope you forgive us soon! — Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) November 17, 2015 There was also this (be sure to hit the link)— .@SerenaWilliams is celebrating #OxfordWOTY! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zRfmCYsrUv — WTA (@WTA) November 17, 2015 mikeschultz November 17, 2015 So maybe 😂 Isn’t such a bad choice— I texted a shower emoji to this hotel's front desk and toiletries were delivered to my room https://t.co/aB9xnI0asw pic.twitter.com/XPmwQEMycl — Mashable (@mashable) November 17, 2015 mikeschultz – Author November 17, 2015 Oxford Academic takes emoji to a scholarly level. [W]e asked Melissa Mohr to explain how medieval and Renaissance marginalia provide emotional commentaries on the text in a similar manner to modern emojis. mikeschultz – Author November 18, 2015 Oxford Dictionaries shares the shortlist of words from which 😂 was chosen and provides a little more insight into how the choice was made. Find out what else made the #OxfordWOTY shortlist: https://t.co/x9MXezEev4 pic.twitter.com/7KdHtz2Cye — Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) November 17, 2015 mikeschultz – Author November 18, 2015 The Foundry Agency discusses the significance of emoji. Where do you think it will be important to use images? From a social media marketing standpoint, it is more important than ever to consider the importance of images in the ‘visually driven world’ described by Grathwohl. Earlier this month, The Drum announced that Instagram overtook Facebook, YouTube and even celebrities as the most useful social media marketing tool. mikeschultz – Author November 19, 2015 Forgot to link to the entire source. For perspective, the Foundry Agency later offered this in its stream New @tate Britain posters replace pictures with words just as an emoji is named #OxfordWOTY https://t.co/NGq3VePPYX pic.twitter.com/EaBO9Oml2i — The Foundry Agency (@Foundry_Agency) November 18, 2015 mikeschultz – Author December 8, 2015 Dictionary.com has made a much more conventional choice. (via Denise Graveline) Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.