Emoji in the Dictionary

One major dictionary company has begun documenting emojis. Is this a sign of things to come?

Dictionary.com has expanded from covering just words, to also including emojis (and memes). Lexicographer Jane Solomon told Time:

“These aren’t just a joke, these aren’t something that are silly or stupid. These are real ways that people are communicating with each other.”

I talked Jane about Dictionary.com's entry into the emoji-definitions-space on the latest episode of Emoji Wrap (our emoji podcast).

Also brought to the table: a discussion of what the canonical 🐛 bug looks like, and whether the Very Hungry Caterpillar is the same caterpillar as the one in Alice and Wonderland.

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Jeremy Burge

Jeremy Burge

Jeremy Burge is the Editor in Chief of Emojipedia and host of the Emoji Wrap podcast.

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