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How Emoji Get Lost In Translation

27
Jun
2014

I recently texted a friend to say how I was excited to meet her new boyfriend, and, because excited doesnt look so exciting on an iPhone screen, I editorialized with what seemed then like an innocent . (Translation: Cant wait for the fun night out!) On an Android phone, I realized later, that panache would have been a put-down: The dancers become . (Translation: You’re a Playboy bunny who gets around!) Emoji have an image problem. Worse than not appearing at all, the string of symbols you think you’re sending can morph into unrecognizable impostors when they cross from one

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