Should emojis be officially be admitted into our (computer) written language. Yes, they’re corny and it’s kind of spoon-feeding, but they’re also, well, emotive: surprising and amusing ones placed in just the right place can really spice things up. The trick is to be on the prowl for a circumstances for which one of these top ten award-winners would fit. I wish it was easier to have our own first class emoji dictionary automatically arranged from top to bottom according to a relative ranking in a hierarchy with positive moods on top, so you could roll through and get good at zeroing in on the right emotional essence of a given statement, not just an ironic or overdone one. and even break through into the sincere?
The size of the emoji format limits the portrayal of any emotional complexity, but the laughing one with tears is a well-earned winner (the side-smoocher is my #2), both of which get me trying to dream up such a circumstances.
Here’s a good group
Here is an interesting duo in which there is no relationship going on, just the combination of happy and sad; perhaps it could be placed in the exact middle of the emoji dictionary? I’m pretty sure the eye directions are clinically correct.
I’m really worried about you!
—————————————–Note subtle head movement.