Word Of The Year 2015 is….

English is a global language because it accepts new concepts & stays ahead in race with other languages. Next thing I’m sharing with you is a big example of fearless experiments with language.
Oxford Dictionaries announced word of the year today, and unlike past years this time its not a word from English language.

2015’s word of the year is an emoji called ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ and it looks like this 😂… It’s small so let’s zoom in…


In a statement about the choice, Casper Grathwohl, President of Oxford Dictionaries, wrote: “You can see how traditional alphabet scripts have been struggling to meet the rapid-fire, visually focused demands of 21st-century communication. It’s not surprising that a pictographic script like emoji has stepped in to fill those gaps — it’s flexible, immediate, and infuses tone beautifully.”

so this is start of a new era in the domain of language. question is whether this would dilute the standardization or Users of language would derive new age standardization? the answer is hidden in future but i must say this is a bold move.

हिंदी की बात करें तो हिंदी भी तरह तरह के मानकों में बंधी हुई है, जो किसी भी भाषा के अनुशासित इस्तेमाल के लिए ज़रूरी है लेकिन ये भी सच है कि भाषा अपने सिंघासन पर अपनी जटिलताओं के साथ बैठकर धीरे धीरे लोकप्रियता खोती जाती है, हिंदी एक बहुत अच्छी भाषा है लेकिन उसमें आधिकारिक तौर पर लोकप्रिय बदलाव करने की व्यवस्था नहीं है। मैं आशा करता हूं कि बहुत जल्द कोई ऐसी व्यवस्था हमारी अपनी मातृभाषा के लिए भी जन्म ले।

if you want to read oxford dictionary blog regarding this, click the link below

Oxford word of the year 2015

Siddharth Tripathi (SidTree)
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