Why does everyone ❤️ and 😡 emoji?
Emoji have been received enthusiastically in our electronic communication, and yet complaints about them continue. Is there anything wrong with using them? Are they really the equivalent of modern-day hieroglyphics? Do they represent a step backwards?
Daniel and Ben speak with digital communications expert Vyvyan Evans, author of The Emoji Code, on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Cutting Room Floor 281: The Emoji Code for patrons
AP style change: Singular they is acceptable ‘in limited cases’
Question from ACES2015: Is it time to accept ‘they’ as a singular pronoun?
Controversy over emojis used in NAPLAN practice questions
Emojis in sample NAPLAN test cause alarm amongst educators | Herald Sun
NAPLAN: using emoji to test English | The Courier-Mail
Professor Vyvyan Evans
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The colour I showed Ben
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The Surprisingly Recent Time Period When Boys Wore Pink, Girls Wore Blue, And Both Wore Dresses
Pantone: Introducing Rose Quartz & Serenity
The evolution of Japanese color vocabulary over the past 30 years
The Evolving Poetry Of Japanese Color Names
xkcd: Color Survey Results
Emojipedia: Exploding Head
These Are The 10 Most Popular Emojis Used In 2016
Historical Thesaurus of English: Words for underwear
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