Sorry to break it to you, words, but you aren't even good enough to be the thing that you are "of the year" anymore. Maybe you should have tried to be more like pictures.
According to Global Language Monitor's annual survey of English language usage, "The Heart and Love emoji, emoticon, and variations thereof," was the most popular word of 2014 and the GLM's Word of the Year.
"The Heart and Love emoji, emoticon, and variations thereof appear billions of times a day around the world — across languages and cultures," the report states. Take that, poop with eyes on it.
The report cites data compiled by FiveThirtyEight back in June that says the heart was used on Twitter 342 million times. Second best was the "tears of joy" emoji that made 278 million appearances on Twitter.
Rounding out the top five words of the year were actual words, "vape," "hashtag," "blood moon" and "nano."
[Via The Verge]