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You sent me a slightly smiling face 🙂
But what does it mean, that slightly smiling face? 🙂
You like me, but not too much?
‘Would you kindly stop texting me now, I don’t want to be rude, but it’s enough?’ 🤬
So mysterious! So inscrutable, that slightly smiling face!
If you’d sent me an ROFL 🤣 I’d know you liked my jokes at least,
Or an angry face 😠 I’d know you were displeased, but – oh! That slightly smiling face
Tormenting me – just stop it, please!
I think I’m going to 🤢
Or maybe I’ll just smile, with blushing cheeks 😊
Don’t get me started on the meanings of those multi-coloured hearts…
A new form is born…
David ‘ben’ Alexander of The Skeptic’s Kaddish has invented a new form: the emoji poem. Convinced this is going to become a new craze, I wanted to get my offering in early!
Emoji are fascinating, aren’t they? David describes them as ‘a kind of modern hieroglyphics.’ Most of them aren’t really abstract in nature, but facial expressions are so nuanced, we can be left wondering what the emoji really mean…
And for the linguists amongst us, must the singular of ’emoji’ be ’emojo?’ I simply have to know! 🤣
If you try this yourself, be sure to credit David, and let’s get a #emojipoetry party started on Twitter too!