Oxford Dictionary names word of the year for 2015

If you’re a fan of Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, then you’ll be glad to hear they’ve have named the word of the year for 2015, and it’s an odd one. 

In 2013 ‘selfie’ was selected as name of the year and then it was ‘vape’ in 2014. This year though it’s not even a word, it’s an emoji – ‘😂’  aka the ‘tears of joy’ emoji. 

Very odd choice but to be fair, we’ve all used it! 

I much prefer the emojis 🐶 🎉 🤓 🍔 🖕🏼 😝 🙈 🍻 to be honest, but I am guilty of using 😂 every now and again. 

Here’s the Guardian’s take on word of the year – http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/17/oxford-dictionary-emoji-word-of-the-year-crying-face 

Google Translate

I’m sure you have all used Google Translate to translate something whether it’s homework or to send a crude message to someone else in a different language on Facebook, Twitter or E-mail…
Having it as an app on your iPhone is brilliant. Get it if you don’t have it, you can have some great entertainment.

If you don’t know what Google translate is then… you ARE missing out!!  I will try and explain it. What it is, is a feature on Google that allows you to translate from English to another language, it has a voice recognition which means that the voice can say what it translates onto, so you’ll need your sound switched on when you’re playing around it.

So, play around with it and get used to it and then have a go at the game I do. What you do is type something in and translate it from English to English (or whatever language you speak) and the voice will speak it in English with a very ‘posh’ accent. I’ve done this many times and every time me and others have had a good laugh. You can do this by typing out funny or rude words or sentences. So give it a go.

Good thing is that you can do this with any one really. I’ve done it at school, people at work and even my family with different ages and everyone finds it funny.

Have a go on your phone on the browser or an app or on your computer at http://translate.google.co.uk/