[Ads-l] Twitter emoji

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 3 13:20:57 EDT 2017

Mashables today has an article titled "The real meaning of all those emoji in Twitter handles” by Sasha Lekach with the following e-mojis:

rose = democratic socialist
snowflake = special, fragile, hypersensitive—but also unique and strong in numbers (see my post today on the reclamation of “snowflake”)
Lady Liberty = pro-immigration
glass of milk = member of the alt-right/a white nationalist
Syrian flag = alt-right, MAGA (Make America Great Again) supporter, Syrian, Syrian supporter
paper clip = a substitute emoji for the safety pin to show solidarity for hate crime and harassment vicitms
globe = globalist

We can probably expect various linguistic phenomena to apply, such as the morphologization of the heart symbol (“I heart New York”).

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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