Neighbors frown at 'bullying' emoji on California house

World / Offbeat Aug 8, 2019

Neighbors frown at 'bullying' emoji on California house

Emoji have emotions running high in one Southern California seaside enclave. Irate neighbors in Manhattan Beach, south of Los Angeles, are not sure what they hate most about a local house's paint job — the garish pink color, the "bullying" imagery or the fact that ...

Oxford chooses emoji as word of the year

National Nov 18, 2015

Oxford chooses emoji as word of the year

by Kazuaki Nagata

Reflecting the increased use of emoticons as a communication method, Oxford Dictionaries has chosen one particular emoji as its word of the year for the first time. The emoji, officially called the "Face with Tears of Joy," depicts a half-crying, half-smiling expression. It beat out ...