Emoji 😂 Gets A Foothold from Oxford Dictionaries 👞 📕

Oxford Dictionaries announced two days ago that for 2015 their chosen Word of the Year is an emoji known as “Face with Tears of Joy” or 😂. Before English language fanatics go berserk over pop culture corruption of the language, emojis replacing old-fashioned alphabetic English words might not be such a bad idea. Less typos, for one. More fun, too. Whoever thought that Esperanto was the answer to levelling the Tower of Babel forgot that pictures are worth a thousand words. I’m not saying that we will be writing a novel using emojis anytime soon but who knows it might be our answer to the universal language. Imagine, how cool it would be to go into a cafe in Paris with a little hand-held device, punch in a few emojis and a cute French guy knows exactly what you’re trying to say. With a few emojis strung together, it might even get you to second base. The only thing you’ll need is to read the emoji out in your head with a French accent.

I don’t speak French = 👤🚫👄🇫🇷

You’re funny = 👉👤😄

It’s my drink = 👤👈🍻

It’s not your drink = 🚫👉🍻

Yes, I’ll go to your place = ✅👤👉🏠

I love you = 💘👉👤


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Author: Sue Limsukonth

Sue Limsukonth is a "yellow" journalist writing and blogging from Los Angeles.

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