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Emojis as NewSpeak

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Laika, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member
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    Thinking about the thread on George Orwell's 1984, I wondered for a moment if the evolution of language would mean we will end up using emojis to express what we mean, similar to the way "Newspeak" in the novel reduces the number of words and what we can express.

    So as an experiment try to write a few sentences about yourself using a combination of words and emojis. Include a translation if you want. Just see what happens.

    I have a :cat: named Jess. We also keep :chicken: as pets and have many :cookingegg: for breakfast. I :thumbsup: reading :books: and spend my :watch:playing the :musickeyboard: and :ear: to:musicalscore: . I travel by :bus: to get around, but I also :thumbsup: going for a :walking:.

    I have a cat named Jess. We also keep chickens as pets and have many eggs for breakfast. I like reading books and spend my time playing the piano and listening to music. I travel by bus to get around, but I also like going for a walk.

    Anyways, have a go and just have some fun. :)
     
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  2. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Pictograms have been around for a LONG time. They even pre-date the alphabet.
     
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  3. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    Given how instructions are becoming more pictographic and less about text, I can see us heading back that way.
     
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  4. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    :eyes: :blueheart: :pizza: and :beermug:.
     
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  5. halbhh

    halbhh The wonder and awe of "all things".

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    :eek: :mad: :cool: :p :D o_O :( ;) :) -- "Damn, this banana has gone bad."
     
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  6. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    Seems like heiroglyphs with a bit of Coptic thrown in
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I am the one who naps.
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    I wonder if they're going to morph into ideographs over time.
     
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