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You know that word (Face with Tears of Joy) ¬†or ūüėÜ is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 ?

According to this¬†blog post from their website,¬†among a list of other words like lumbersexual (huh?!) , refugee (really? isnt that in the dictionary already? ) , ad blocker (good lord!) , dark web (I give up, after this!), sharing economy, they, brexit, on fleek etc, ¬†this emoji ūüėÜ (aka face with tears of joy emoji) was chosen to be the Word of the Year! They say

“Emojis are no longer the preserve of texting teens ‚Äď instead, they have been embraced as a nuanced form of expression, and one which can cross language barriers.”

I should agree to it, because now that my texting frequency has increased over the past couple of months (will let you know why, later) I find myself using the emoji’s when I am either rendered speechless or when I don’t know if words would convey what I feel. Its all good and all, but I am not really very sure if I would have considered it for the Word of the Year category. What do you think ?
If I had to vote for a word from their list, I would have gone with ‘refugee’ or even ‘lumbersexual’ (if we can have hetereosexual why not this one heh). What would have been your choice? Here is the list from that article.

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.

(Not so) Funny mails

One day, at work, I found a mail with this Subject,
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SHOCK! (yeah all capital letters type of shock) was what I felt. I was like What!!!!? especially when you are very busy with something and you see that the¬†love of your life¬†is waiting in your inbox… I guess, I will keep the love of my life waiting for ¬†some more time until I¬†really decide on what I am gonna do about it. (I keep unsubscribing to that site and still the mails keep coming on!!!)

And one specific day when I was really down and was wondering what I am gonna do, pop comes this mail !
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I really did a double take and looked around to see if anyone was joking with me. It couldn’t be more appropriate. I was wondering what in the hell was happening that I am getting such mails with specific subject that really are so¬†appropriate that they border on scary.

Not to mention this one, where I wasn’t sure what to do. I just laughed out aloud. Obviously, I did not click on any of the links. But still. A premonition. Really ?

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I wonder why these mails don’t get ‘Spammed’ but the other useful ones does.

omg! lol!!!

I got this video from a friend. Couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud in office ūüėÜ I can see myself there during¬†a training that I had attended a couple of months back. I bet lot of us have the same problem ūüėČ

The video is so… cute and so adorable… don’t you think so ?