The 2015 Words of the Year are:

Three major publications released their annual words of the year last month. Merriam Webster’s. And Oxford Dictionaries. All use different methods to determine the word of the year, which is why each one decided on a different word.




Those are the three words picked by the three companies above. Yes, the emoji was one of them. And yes, “-ism” was another. I have no say in this conversation, but an emoji? Really? I won’t even say which company released it as their word of the year because I find the whole thing ridiculous.

And “-ism”. Welp.

At least identity is an actual word. So kudos to one of the three. Ugh.

What do you think of the three words of the year? I was expecting actual words, but I guess that was too much to ask.

24 thoughts on “The 2015 Words of the Year are:

  1. Also… ” Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people.” – Ferris Bueller

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    • Agreed. I remember when I first read about the word of the year that people were looking up different -ism’s once the presidential race came into the picture. Socialism. Fascism. Capitalism. I think people wanted a better understanding of what the candidates were saying. I don’t think more traffic for those types of words online necessarily means more people are buying into them. But maybe.

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  2. The emoji just shows how language is developing, morphing into something different – though I agree, I wouldn’t describe it as a word as such. I could be an old duffer and say that emojis are pictograms, which is where language started originally – I could make some grumpy statement about language taking a backwards step … But I won’t πŸ™‚
    And don’t you need to attach ish to another word for it to make sense?

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  3. The first two are not words to me, so it looks like only one word was chosen as the word of the year for 2015. I refuse to accept the first two as actual words πŸ™‚


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