Love them or hate them, emojis are commonplace now. But they’re unprofessional, right? Shouldn’t they remain in the messages in your personal life where they belong?
I'm still not sure how an emoji qualifies as a "word," but the Oxford Dictionary says it does. Even if you use the "name" of the emoji – Face with Tears of Joy – it's still not a word. Ah, well. I'll just chalk it up to the Oxford Dictionary desperately trying to stay relevant in today's texting-acronyms-constantly world. So, the experts are saying, the "emoji word of the year reflects the importance of visual communication."