#bloganuary: Emojis?

From the home office in Clarksville, Tennessee, today’s Bloganuary prompt: What emoji(s) do you like to use?

Come on. What kind of question is that?

I rarely use emojis, usually in comments or while I’m texting, and even then, I use them sparingly. The reason is that there are roughly 93 million of them, and I can’t find most of the ones I might use. I’m more likely to use the old keyboard ones, like :), ;), and :P. I think there’s a WordPress extension or built-in function that will take those keyboard emojis and turn them into the pretty pictures that Apple or whoever does your emojis uses. I’m not sure whether or not I’ve turned it on. I’m pretty sure if it’s not on now, it won’t be turned on later, either.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels as I do…

10 thoughts on “#bloganuary: Emojis?

  1. I feel as you do :), but that’s because we’re roughly contemporary. My professional career has been with computers, and I saw “ASCII emojis” in the days before there was an internet, when \/\/\/\/ meant “laughter”, for instance and there was no Japanese word for it. However, I do participate in YouTube chats with younger people who use “modern” (I guess Unicode as opposed to ASCII:) emojis, and at times I cannot recognize/understand ones “less than perfectly clear” or intuit the writer’s semantic intent. It is a language one must learn, but one I have no desire to speak, to speak. (Well, actually, I am the official Unicode sponsor of one, (🐽, 1F43D), gifted to me by a long-time friend).

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  2. I use emoji’s all the time because I think they help express my intent behind words (because our body language is so important in interpreting what we say and I use these as a replacement).

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