"Emoji" is the Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year. Last year it was "vape" and I'm not sure how I feel about that. It's actually kind of an interesting to read about what words were considered. For example, the term "Brexit" - coined to stand in for the cumbersome phrase "British exit from the European Union" - is English adaptability at its best.
Below, the President of Dictionaries (great title) Casper Grathwohl, talks about why Emoji was selected.