Emoji


Four Emoji Quizzes

28th March 2020

Now practically everyone is in lockdown, everyone seems to be having fun sending around various quizzes. My family have been sharing various emoji quizzes between ourselves, so I decided to make a few myself.

I’ve got quite a bit of spare time, so I actually made the effort to design a proper layout, and look reasonably good.

Each quiz has just 10 emoji phrases, and you’ve got to guess what they represent. The four different topics I chose were:

  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • UK Landmarks
  • English Football Teams (Based on nicknames)

I’ve got an image for each quiz, and also a version including the answers. I’ll include each of the below, but for the answers you’ll have to click on the relevant answers link.

Movies

Movies Quiz

Questions

Questions and Answers

TV Shows

TV Shows Quiz

Questions

Questions and Answers

UK Landmarks

UK Landmarks Quiz

Questions

Questions and Answers

English Football Teams

English Football Teams Quiz

Questions

Questions and Answers

Which Emoji Scissors Close

3rd January 2020

Here’s an interesting bit of Emoji research:

Ah, scissors. They’re important enough that we have an emoji for them. On your device, it appears as ✂️. Unlike the real world tool it represents, the emoji’s job is to convey the idea, especially at small sizes. It doesn’t need to be able to swing or cut things. Nevertheless, let’s judge them on that irrelevant criterion.

(Via Hacker News)

New Emoji Coming in iOS 11.1

7th October 2017

How do you get the general public to update to the lates version of iOS?

Easy:

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1. – Apple Newsroom

So in the next update to iOS, you’ll find mermaids, wizards, hedgehogs, giraffes, vampires, brocolli, and some more!

The New Emoji in iOS 10.2

13th December 2016

Thanks to Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia (The Emoji Guru), here is a video of all the new emoji in the latest iOS 10.2 update:

Showing every new emoji that came out for iPhone on December 12, 2016. New in this update is face palm, shrug, tuxedo man, selfie, butterfly, black heart and ROFL, and more.

To read more about these new emojis, check out the post on Emojipedia.

Macmoji - Slack Style Emoji on a Mac

8th July 2016

Finally there’s a better way to insert Emoji on a Mac.

Ryan McLeod has created Macmoji, which is essentially a list of terms and their corresponding Emojis. It lets you type Slack style tags like :cat: to insert 🐱.

The installation isn’t hard at all, just check out the project on GitHub, download the .plist file, and then drag it onto the Text section of the Keyboard settings in System Preferences.