The Unspoken Rules of Emojis

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Nowadays, it's hard to find a text message conversation that doesn't include emojis, the popular Japanese icons. Feeling happy? Smiley face, sunshine, flowers! Sad over a breakup? Crying face, broken heart, woman. We look at the unspoken rules of emojis and emoji use across genders and generations. Our guests include a San Francisco linguist and the man who translated "Moby Dick" into emojis.


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