Ten things you never knew about... emojis

Since 2014, July 17 has been celebrated as unofficial World Emoji Day. It was created by Jeremy Burge, founder of the Emojipedia reference site.

1. The word emoji comes from the Japanese “e” (picture) and “moji” (character).

2. The word has been used in Japanese since 1928 but according to the Oxford Dictionary was first seen in English in 1997.

3. Since 1988 however we had used the word emoticon to refer to representations of facial expressions formed from text and punctuation.

4. The word emoji has appeared in Oxford Dictionaries since 2013.

5. In 2015 Oxford Dictionaries named the...
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2018-07-17 05:47
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