I enjoy the world of my iPhone’s emoji assortment more than I should. T’s smartphone is not of the Apple variety so I’m not always sure how the iPhone emojis translate in the messages I send her. Turns out some make it; some don’t. That’s a shame because she would really love the squirrel emoji. In a recent conversation, T explained to me her view of the smiley face emoji.
T: I ended my message with a smiley face.
Me: A smiley face?
T: Yes. The smiley face is the universal symbol that means, “this matter is now closed.”
T is poised to be the Strunk and White of text message grammar. Look out world.