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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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9/17/2017 11:35 am
TO EMOJI OR NOT TO EMOJI



An emoji is a graphical representation of words developed as an alternative way to communicate.

Some people claim that emoji constitutes a new language. I think emoji does constitute a language, albeit a language in its infancy as emoji grammar is very limited at present, but I don’t think emoji is a radically different language. The Ancient Egyptians used pictures to represent words in their hieroglyphic writing system many centuries ago.

Also some people claim that emoji represents a universal language. However, research shows that emoji are often misunderstood differently in different cultures - what the sender means isn’t always understood by the receiver of emoji. Furthermore, the Esperanto language, developed by L L Zamenhof in 1887, has a very strong claim to be the first attempt at developing a universal language, or at least a Western language.

Here are ten bits of emoji trivia:
1. The word 'emoji' stems from the Japanese language and can be translated as 'picture character'; the meaning of emoji has nothing to do with the English word 'emotion'.
2. In 1999, Shigetaka Kurita created the first set of emoji after studying the facial expressions of people in the Japanese city in which he lived - see above image.
3. Emoji has become increasingly popular since the very late 1990s when Japanese companies adopted emoji to be used on their phones.
4. In 2010, emoji started to be converted into a standard code, known as Unicode Standard, allowing emoji to be used outside Japan in countries with different operating systems.
5. Emojipedia is an encyclopaedia of emoji developed by the Australian emoji specialist, Jeremy Burge, in 2013.
6. In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries declared an emoji to be its word of the year.
7. 17 July has been dedicated as World Emoji Day.
8. Keith Broni, a British man, is the world’s first professional emoji translator.
9. In 2017 Sony released the first emoji-animated film, not surprisingly titled The Emoji Movie; it was panned by film critics.
10. Also in 2017, researchers from the University of Michigan found that the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji - see below - is the most popular emoji used worldwide; they also found that the French used love-associated emoji the most.


Do you regularly use emoji?

I’m not too conversant with emoji though I do use a couple of emoji on this site. I use emoji here to signify that I’m trying to be friendly or humorous just in case my attempts at being friendly or humorous may not be understood.

An emoji is a very useful way of communicating online without the offline advantages of seeing someone’s face, hearing someone’s voice, smelling someone's aroma, touching someone's skin and tasting someone's body. Online communication is almost senseless!




spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/17/2017 11:40 am

Below is emoji graffiti - it's a termite mound in Western Australia that's regularly painted to look like the poo emoji!

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wickedeasy 72F
32404 posts
9/17/2017 11:43 am

occasionally i use an emoji. but i prefer words, being old fashioned, or just old. i find the excessive use of emojis irritating. and the plethora of emojis confusing. why do i need an emoji of a nurse, or a pickle? i don't see the point tbh.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


author51 59F  
130010 posts
9/17/2017 11:46 am

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    occasionally i use an emoji. but i prefer words, being old fashioned, or just old. i find the excessive use of emojis irritating. and the plethora of emojis confusing. why do i need an emoji of a nurse, or a pickle? i don't see the point tbh.
I am so with my friend here.It is the lazy way to communicate.I do use it for laughter the odd time, a heart for love and the devil one when I am feeling frisky,but prefer online to type out my words..


seems6666 51F
4838 posts
9/17/2017 12:00 pm

The only emojis i use, is the smileys, the ones on here are great for conveying a joke, a statement, a question etc, especially when chatting on here and you don't know a person very well, a simple phrase can be mis-construed very easily.


effer2910 58M
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9/17/2017 12:18 pm

= D%
and because i'm french happyf;

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sexysixties2 104F
39750 posts
9/17/2017 1:01 pm

I use them now and then when I know what they mean lol! However I prefer to get my meaning across with a careful use of words because I am usually pretty certain what they mean!

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classicalrebel4 66M  
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9/17/2017 3:34 pm

I use them once in awhile. I view them more as garnish to my message, not part of the message itself. There are too many of them to learn and keep up with.

Please don't let me be misunderstood.


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
9/17/2017 3:48 pm

Great information, and I use them all the time here..

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pal334 67M  
45821 posts
9/17/2017 4:01 pm

Do you regularly use emoji? Just simple ones as teases. What a mess it would be to try to make it a language. It would be as useful as Esperanto. Also congratulations Keith Broni for having such a useless career

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lok4fun500 M  
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9/17/2017 7:19 pm

I use the fairly often


sweet_VM 63F  
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9/17/2017 8:12 pm

Sure do spunky hugs V

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pocogato12 70F
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9/18/2017 5:00 am

I sign my personal emails with cat emojis but I prefer words. I use them here for fun but I wish we had some new ones

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citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
9/18/2017 4:34 pm

I usually stick to just using the 'safe' smilies


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:17 pm

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    occasionally i use an emoji. but i prefer words, being old fashioned, or just old. i find the excessive use of emojis irritating. and the plethora of emojis confusing. why do i need an emoji of a nurse, or a pickle? i don't see the point tbh.
I don't think it's old fashioned preferring words over emojis. And I'm going to end my reply without an emoji!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:18 pm

    Quoting author51:
    I am so with my friend here.It is the lazy way to communicate.I do use it for laughter the odd time, a heart for love and the devil one when I am feeling frisky,but prefer online to type out my words..
I also prefer words over emojis but emoji has its uses!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:21 pm

    Quoting seems6666:
    The only emojis i use, is the smileys, the ones on here are great for conveying a joke, a statement, a question etc, especially when chatting on here and you don't know a person very well, a simple phrase can be mis-construed very easily.
Online communication can be dangerous - an emoji can help contextuialise things that's written here!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:48 pm

    Quoting effer2910:
    = D%
    and because i'm french happyf;
I'd love to know how emoji has developed French-style.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:49 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I use them now and then when I know what they mean lol! However I prefer to get my meaning across with a careful use of words because I am usually pretty certain what they mean!
Words will always beat emoji!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:51 pm

    Quoting  :

I totally agree; emoji only has a small role to play in language even online!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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9/22/2017 12:53 pm

    Quoting classicalrebel4:
    I use them once in awhile. I view them more as garnish to my message, not part of the message itself. There are too many of them to learn and keep up with.
That's the best way to see emoji, it's no more than language garnish!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:55 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Great information, and I use them all the time here..
Emoji is made for online communication.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 12:57 pm

    Quoting pal334:
    Do you regularly use emoji? Just simple ones as teases. What a mess it would be to try to make it a language. It would be as useful as Esperanto. Also congratulations Keith Broni for having such a useless career
As online comes more prominent, I think emoji will get more complex as a communication form!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 1:12 pm

An emoji-speaking Santa, that's something which needf an inquiry!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 1:14 pm

If emoji is a language then that means I'm bilingual!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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9/22/2017 1:16 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I sign my personal emails with cat emojis but I prefer words. I use them here for fun but I wish we had some new ones
Words are always better than emoji but anything cat beats the lot!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
9/22/2017 1:17 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I usually stick to just using the 'safe' smilies
Smilies are always safe!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/8/2017 5:04 am

    Quoting  :

Given all the hype following the Internet it's a wonder how we survived in pre-Internet times!
It's good to see you back in blogland.


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