Emoticons are pretty important:  Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

Here’s what every emoticon really means

Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

English is an expansive language, anyone who has seen the size of an unabridged English dictionary can tell you that. It's also a language that's ever changing and evolving, so of course there are some words that fall out of favor and are hardly ever used, but maybe it's time to bring some of them back!

English is an expansive language, anyone who has seen the size of an unabridged English dictionary can tell you that. It's also a language that's ever changing and evolving, so of course there are some words that fall out of favor and are hardly ever used, but maybe it's time to bring some of them back!

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28 Beautiful Words The English Language Should Steal

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Some different ways to say several of the most over-used words in the English language. Use them!

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