Emojis have only been around for a decade, but such is their popularity that the word entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. Photo: Getty Images
Emojis have only been around for a decade, but such is their popularity that the word entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. Photo: Getty Images
Lisa Lim
Opinion

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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

World Emoji Day: where the word ‘emoji’ comes from and the first place they were used regularly

  • In 2010, emojis were standardised in Unicode and, in 2011, released on iPhone followed by Android – sealing their global future
  • Emojis have such popularity that the word itself entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013

Emojis have only been around for a decade, but such is their popularity that the word entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. Photo: Getty Images
Emojis have only been around for a decade, but such is their popularity that the word entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. Photo: Getty Images
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