About: emojis

  • Emojis were invented in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita and first appeared on mobile phones in 1999.
  • The Oxford dictionary named the emoji that has tears of laughter its word of 2015. The emoji is called ‘face with tears of joy’
  • World Emoji Day is 17 July
  • Netspeak (LOL, ROFL) has declined with the increased use of emojis
  • Emojis are particularly useful in countries where smartphone use is high but functional literacy is low
  • There are now professional emoji translators…

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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