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Humor: The new Unicode emojis bring a familiar look to messaging

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:54

Okay, we get it, emjois do make life more interesting, at least as far as messaging goes. No doubt there...

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:02 1

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2227; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Why couldn't Google adapt their own?

PS call me old fashioned, but they'll always be "emoticons" to me.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:05 3

3. magnanimus (Posts: 562; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

They'll always be Smileys to me :D

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 19:24

5. EndesCot (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

"Emoticons" is actually the original name.
"Emoji" began as a type setting in japanese as well as kanji(chinese alphabet) and romanji(latin alphabet) in which they used typed characters(and not "emoji") to make drawings (like (≧∇≦)or ★彡)
Since they were the ones to make the most "creative" use of it, the very word leaked into various english dictionaries (as well did "sayonara", "arigato" & "otaku")

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:03 1

2. magnanimus (Posts: 562; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

I don't know if bbm uses the Unicode emojis but they're the best set of emojis IMO

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 04:44 1

4. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Spelling mistake! First sentence 'emojis'

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