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  • the rise off the emojis.

  • What's the fastest growing language in the world right now?

  • You might think it's English or Spanish or Chinese, but you need to stop thinking about words.

  • That's right.

  • The fastest growing language is that of the emoji.

  • Emerges are increasingly popular tool in online communication, particularly among the younger generations.

  • They're so popular, in fact, that there's a movie being made about them.

  • Their name comes from combining the Japanese words E meaning picture and Mogi, meaning character.

  • You might even recognize some of them.

  • There are the more obvious ones.

  • Smiley faces, sad faces, fist bumps and hearts on some that, um or obscure, such as pizza slices and eggplants.

  • But why are these images so popular?

  • It's because they represent concepts and emotions farm or simply and easily than words can.

  • After all, we've been using pictures to explain things since the ancient Egyptians on cave people.

  • Before them.

  • Pictures transcend language barriers because they're often instantly recognizable.

  • They take far less effort by the brain to decode.

  • Think of how you can see a red circle cross through on the silhouette of a dog behind, and you know that it means no dogs allowed or how you see the floppy disk icon in a word processor on.

  • No, that it saves your work, even if you've never used a floppy disk in your life.

  • Or maybe people are lazy.

  • Or maybe they like Emojis just because they're fun.

  • Either way, they're here to stay.

  • What was the Oxford Dictionary's word of the year for 2015 face with tears of joy?

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The Rise Of The Emojis

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/29
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