THE Oxford English Dictionary has declared the ‘tears of joy emoji’ as Word of the Year before telling Britain to go fuck itself.
The 150-year-old institution had hoped the Word of the Year would be a word rather than a picture, but instead the staff have decided to pack it in for good.
A spokesman sad: “It’s not up to us to just choose a word that we like. We stand back and watch how you communicate. It’s a truly horrible job and we’ve had enough.
“Our slogan is ‘language matters’ but it obviously doesn’t. You don’t need dictionaries anymore. All the words we’ve collected have been rendered meaningless, whether they are spelled correctly or not. And, for the avoidance of doubt, they are not.
“So you can all just fuck off.”
He added: “Fuck – Have sexual intercourse with; Damage or ruin. Off – So as to be removed or separated; So as to bring to an end or be discontinued.”