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.


Jeremy Burge

Jeremy Burge

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

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