Humor

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Fred Benenson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449480659

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 3922

Text the pizza emoji with a question mark, and you've got dinner sorted out. Don't know what to use when you're running late, or when you want to organize a fun night out? How to Speak Emoji will help you win at texting. Featuring everyday greetings, pickup lines, workplace expressions, and tried-and-true insults, this book is perfect for the novice user or those looking to test their knowledge. With a collection of useful and hilarious phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an eggplant symbol next to a peach. Includes sections such as everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

How to Speak Emoji

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781449478025

Category:

Page: N.A

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Humor

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Fred Benenson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528690

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4500

For anyone who doesn’t know a smiley from a big red heart, a thumbs-up from a toilet symbol, a poo from two blonde girls dancing - this is the first book that will teach you HOW TO SPEAK EMOJI. With a collection of useful phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an aubergine symbol next to a peach. Including sections like: everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.
Computers

How to Speak Emoji Love

Author: Ebury Press

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473529387

Category: Computers

Page: 128

View: 1158

The days of wooing your love with embarrassing poetry or rambling love letters are over. Here begins the new dawn in the evolution the language of love: emoji. With a wealth of emojis on offer to convey your adoration, from kissy faces and hearts-for-eyes, to saucier combinations like the lock and key, there is no end to the ways you can declare your love. And this book will guide you through each stage of your relationship with phrases for every occasion. Step back Shakespeare: wherefore are thou, aubergine? Sections include: pick-up lines, what not to say on a first date, how to say ‘I love you’, living together, the proposal, breaking up, love songs and romantic films (sure you can translate ‘Ghost’, but how would you do ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?). A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, you’ll never just send a boring row of hearts again.
Humor

The Emoji-To-English Dictionary

Your Text-Message Translation Guide

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591415

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 7328

If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Emoji Code

The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: 1250129060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1328

Drawing from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience, The Emoji Code explores how emojis are expanding communication and not ending it. For all the handwringing about the imminent death of written language, emoji—those happy faces and hearts—is not taking us backward to the dark ages of illiteracy. Every day 41.5 billion texts are sent by one quarter of the world, using 6 million emoji. Evans argues that these symbols enrich our ability to communicate and allow us to express our emotions and induce empathy—ultimately making us all better communicators. Vyvyan Evans's Emoji Code charts the evolutionary origins of language, the social and cultural factors that govern its use, change, and development; as well as what it reveals about the human mind. In most communication, nonverbal cues are our emotional expression, signal our personality, and are our attitude toward our addressee. They provide the essential means of nuance and are essential to getting our ideas across. But in digital communication, these cues are missing, which can lead to miscommunication. The explosion of emoji, in less than four years, has arisen precisely because it fulfills exactly these functions which are essential for communication but are otherwise absent in texts and emails. Evans persuasively argues that emoji add tone and an emotional voice and nuance, making us more effective communicators in the digital age.

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Claire Strickett,National Geographic Kids Staff

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007965014

Category:

Page: 176

View: 8187

This amusing, informative guide to emojis also offers additional facts, games and tips, designed to entertain as well as encourage digital confidence. Emojis are everywhere on your phone and computer from winky faces to frowns, cats to footballs. This guide features 100 of the most popular emojis and funny examples of how to use them. With a digital expert as a guide, learn the history of emojis, how they're made, and how they're used around the world. Try telling a story with emoji, make emoji faces with friends, and test your knowledge of the symbols in a quiz. How to Speak Emoji features a brightly colored emoji dictionary, games and activities, a historical timeline, and internet safety and friendly usage tips.
Computers

How to Speak Emoji: A Guide to Decoding Digital Language

Author: National Geographic Kids

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008327378

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 4754

Ever wish you could speak Emoji? Well, now you can with this entertaining, informative National Geographic Kids guide to the popular digital symbols.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Semiotics of Emoji

The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474282008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 7632

Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language. The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language. Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.
Juvenile Nonfiction

You Talking to Me?

Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

Author: Catherine Ham

Publisher: Moondance Press

ISBN: 1633221555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6724

There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages! Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word "Wow" quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving. Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect! Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise. The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.

The Story of Emoji

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791381503

Category:

Page: 192

View: 2226

This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world's cutest and most popular form of shorthand. If you have a Twitter account or regularly send text messages, it's highly likely that you've used or received emoji. These characters include symbols and pictograms that represent a host of everyday objects and activities plus, crucially, a selection of faces that denote a range of emotions from happy to sad, angry, confused, surprised, or tired. The word "emoji" literally translates from Japanese as "picture" (e) and "character" (moji). The Story of Emoji traces emoji from their origin as a symbol typeface created specifically for on-screen use by a Japanese mobile phone provider in the late 1990s to an international communication phenomenon. As well as a history of emoji and an interview with their creator, Shigetaka Kurita, the book includes an exploration of non-text typefaces, from the decorative fleurons of the early days of the printing press to the innumerable digital typefaces available today, to the use of emoticons, ASCII art, and kaomoji in typed messages. It also looks at an array of artworks, fashion lines, special character sets, advertisements, and projects that convey emoji's widespread impact on contemporary culture. Finally, the book concludes with a section for which a group of illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have created original emoji characters they wish existed, including bacon, a vinyl record, and even a "stabbed-in-the-back" emoji.

Emojis

The Secret Behind the Smile

Author: Marty Allen

Publisher: Dog N Bone

ISBN: 9781909313736

Category:

Page: 64

View: 4635

Emojis--we've all seen then and we've all most likely used them at one time or another, but in reality we know very little about them... until now! Emojis are everywhere, from Facebook and Twitter to the desperate texts from your mom asking again how to log into the Netflix account you set up for her. We're all familiar with the smiley face laughing hysterically, the grinning cat, and the guy with the dodgy 'stache, but what's the story behind these ubiquitous pictograms? Over the following pages, EMOJIS reveals all with a series of hilarious interviews and exposs with some of the most popular icons from the social media scene. Did you know, for example, that the couple in love emoji is now actually embroiled in a bitter divorce after he cheated on her with the princess icon? Or that in a past life the smiley with the crosses for eyes was the model for the famous Nirvana smiley face logo of the early 90s? You do now! Along with these eye-opening tales, you will also meet the pictograms that the developers never wanted you to see, like the emoji who's drunk too much and is now throwing up, the punk cat with the Mohican, or the bearded hipster smiley with thick-rimmed glasses. And if that's not enough, there's a hilarious section on misunderstanding emojis plus a guide to the best films, books, albums, and more described for you only in the language of the emoticon.
Religion

Learning to Speak God from Scratch

Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing--and How We Can Revive Them

Author: Jonathan Merritt

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 1601429312

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2056

In a rapidly changing culture, many of us struggle to talk about faith. We can no longer assume our friends understand words such as grace or gospel. Others, like lost and sin, have become so negative they are nearly conversation-enders. Jonathan Merritt knows this frustration well. After moving from the Bible Belt to New York City, he discovered that the sacred terms he used to describe his spiritual life didn’t connect as they had in the past. This launched him into an exploration of an increasing American reluctance to talk about faith—and the data he uncovered revealed a quiet crisis of affecting millions. In this groundbreaking book, Jonathan revives ancient expressions through incisive cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Both provocative and liberating, Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations and invite you into the embrace of the God who inhabits them.
Juvenile Fiction

Emoji Encyclopedia

Author: Cordelia Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481499823

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 553

Introduces Gene, HI-5, Jailbreak, and the other emojis who live in Textopolis, and describes how to use emojis and how an emoji can avoid ending up in the trash.
Fiction

The Little Book of Emoji Insults

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559537

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6373

If you can't say something nice... say it in emoji. Shock your friends and family with this brilliantly offensive collection of emoji put-downs and comebacks. With this handy guide, the endless potential for a punishing emoji burn will be opened to you like never before – far beyond just relying on the classic middle finger symbol. From everyday insults to brutal Shakespearean zingers, classic movie put-downs to the best ‘your mum’ jokes, this is your complete phrasebook for the ever more savage world of emoji insults.

IM Abbreviations Texting & Emoticons

Author: Barcharts Inc.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423229858

Category:

Page: 6

View: 2141

It is the future, so decode and use shorthand to communicate faster and with less thumb and finger strain. Emoticons are a lot of fun but more importantly add emotional tone so messages are not taken the wrong way. And for parents, this is your decoder guide to a new life language for kids, so stay in the conversation. Suggested uses: o Device Users - Increase your shorthand knowledge and increase how much you communicate and how fast o Text & Chat Novices - still wondering what WEG is? Find out in one glance with this handy reference o Parents - all kids with devices text, some text or chat with code so that you can not read the conversation, a smaller percentage are chatting with the wrong people - stay in the know for safety
Sports & Recreation

Duke Sucks

A Completely Evenhanded, Unbiased Investigation into the Most Evil Team on Planet Earth

Author: Reed Tucker,Andy Bagwell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250008190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7589

In the ranks of NCAA college basketball, Duke University is like something scraped off the bottom of a shoe. It's like a nasty virus you catch from a door handle at a public toilet. No team in sports is as uniquely hated as those smug, entitled, floor-slapping, fist-pumping, insufferable Blue Devils. The loathing has almost reached the level of a religion. Christian Laettner is a punk. Amen. The Cameron Crazies are obnoxious. The Plumlees are worthless times three. Coach K is a jerk. Kumbaya. The team is dogged by an intense hatred that no other team can match—and for good reason. Millions of hoops fans and March Madness aficionados around the world are not imagining things. Duke really is evil, and within the pages of Duke Sucks, Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell show readers exactly why Duke deserves to be so detested. They bruise and batter the Blue Devils with fact after fact, story after story, statistic after statistic. They build an airtight case that could stand up in a court of law. So sit back in your "I Hate Duke" t-shirt, and in true Duke fashion, force someone poorer than you to do your work as you crack open the ultimate guide to Duke suckitude.
Sports & Recreation

The Ultra Mindset

An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life

Author: Travis Macy,John Hanc

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738218146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4072

How to apply an endurance athlete's gritty, perseverant, and positive mental strategies cultivate a winning mindset and achieve success in work, family, athletics, and beyond