Emoji. You know them, you use them — maybe more than you’d like to admit.
But where do they come from? Which ones are most popular? And what new emoji are on the way?
Linguist Daniel Midgley is worth a thousand words on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Promo with James Hall
Keep the Earth clean; it’s not Uranus
Should we just rename Uranus already?
Uranus In Other Language Than English
Johanna on the Straight Dope Message Boards suggests ‘Varuna’
Kickstarter: Help preserve stories in the Sanhaptin language
Sanhaptin has split ergativity; some things get the ergative case, but some unexpected things don’t.
Stanford linguist says prejudice toward African American dialect can result in unfair rulings
Reddit: What if our use of emojis gradually becomes so extensive that we actually circle back to writing in hieroglyphics.
How emoji conquered the world: The story of the smiley face from the man who invented it
Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution
“IN 2013, IN RESPONSE to the question “Do you use stickers or emoji in message apps?” 74 percent of people in the U.S. and 82 percent in China responded that they have.”
Emoji are more common than hyphens. Is your software ready?
Emoji Tracker: now has over half a billion uses on Twitter!
250 new emoji could be coming to a phone near you
Here’s the list
Big list from the Unicode Consortium (PDF)
✊ Start using the Unicode 7.0 emojis today
Unicode 8 slated for “Augstember NN, 2015”.
Emoji Dick: Moby Dick to be translated into Japanese emoticons
Order “Emoji Dick”
How to sext in emoji
Die-ins aren’t new.
But they’re in the news lately
-in as a protest suffix
‘Computer Face / Pure Being’ by Flying Lotus
from the album Cosmogramma
‘About to Die’ by Dirty Projectors
from the album Swing Lo Magellan