TIL the word “emoji” does not originate from the word “emotion.” Emoji is Japanese for “picture character.” Eh + moji.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/emoji-shigetaka-kurita-standards-manual/index.html

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  1. Yeah, there’s also kaomojis.

    (⁠╯⁠°⁠□⁠°⁠)⁠╯⁠︵⁠ ⁠┻⁠━⁠┻ <– these guys

    I thought this was common knowledge tbh

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