World Emoji Day

Today is World Emoji Day and this calls for a Grumpy Old Man Rant.

In ancient civilizations mankind used cave paintings, pictograms and hieroglyphics to express ourselves. About three millennia ago we created the alphabet and our ability to express ourselves soared and expanded with many different languages to choose from. However, with the growth of the emoji, languages are falling out of fashion and youth the world over talk to each other in emojis. Well, harrumph. As far as I’m concerned, “Merde, the world is going to hell in a hand basket.” Or as you might better understand it:

Happy World Emoji Day!

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