Monday, January 16, 2017

End the Emoji

I get it. Twitter and such have a character limitations. Adding a quick caption is even quicker on Instagram using one. A light filled status update or reply on any social media may make using one appropriate. Let's stop there, shall we. I'm talking about the emoji, the cute little character to use in place of punctuation and they have run amuck.

It's annoying to get personal emails with the little signs, but I even get work emails at work with yellow faces proclaiming the importance of the message with a wow face. If it was generational, I might not have so much bother, but people my age have gotten on the emoji wagon.

Now for Pete's sake they are options to pick as new pieces in the Monopoly game! Something created for speed and grammar laziness is daring to be replacement for my Scottie dog or old race car! No, I'm not going to stand for that without a fight. I used my voting power and voted to keep all the original player pieces.You can vote here for the next Monopoly pieces. You can also vote to keep the original. Please do.

Free clip art by gograph.com 
The idea behind my post originated from reading Jo Middleton's post At Slummy Single Mummy-Best Monopoly Piece Vote Now Help Save the Boot. When I saw all the Emoji choices for new pieces, I was tipped into annoyance of the cute little icons.

9 comments:

  1. I hate the emojis. As an adult if I cannot express in words what I need to convey in a message or email then there is no reason for me to send it to begin with.

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    1. Thank you! I knew I couldn't be the only one annoyed by them.

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  2. I've never used them ever. I keep trying to wean myself of using lol.

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    1. Text abbreviations for real words-I fall into that at times as well.

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  3. I love them. :-) I use them all the time. (sorry!)

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    1. For you, Lorraine, I'll make an exception!

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  4. I never, ever use emojis. With my glasses, I must get really close to the computer screen to see the expression on the face...so annoying.

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  5. I'm an abuser of emojis! Do not go to my most recent post. ;-)

    I never use them in work emails of course, but in personal correspondence, I find they reduce the risk of misinterpretation. I'm sarcastic, so it's easy to go awry outside of verbal communication.

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  6. I have a rather mixed relationship with them... but would never use them in a professional communication. Jx

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