You’ve been saying these emoji names wrong your whole life


LONDON — If someone asked you to name as many emoji as possible, chances are the Eggplant Emoji would be one of the first to spring to mind.

It pops up all the time on social media and in jokey message exchanges. It’s pretty recognisable.

The thing is, it’s not actually called an eggplant emoji — at least, not technically.

It’s not a super well-known fact, but Unicode — the US company that standardises computerised text — has a tradition of naming emoji using British English.

“While the Unicode Consortium is based in the US, most emoji names use British English,” Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge told Mashable. Read more…

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