I have to say that I am so bad at figuring out what an emoji is meant to convey that I don’t expect them to mean anything, and I have largely ceased to see them. I can figure out the significance of a heart with a number, but once past that I’m at a loss.
And proud of it!
In a more serious response, my biggest problem with emojis as responses is the overwhelming number of emojis, which would prevent anything short of an entire emoji-based language from really forming a meaningful and nuanced shorthand.
And that’s a brilliant example of what I was just saying about icons. I see from the composition box that that’s an apatosaurus or something, but what emotional reaction is it meant to convey? (And I wouldn’t have gotten that it was an apatosaurus if I hadn’t seen the word “sauropod” in my reply. It looks like a weird green squiggle . . .)
You have been called old-fashioned, Bill; a dinosaur.
But dinos are cool!
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That appears to be a sailor serving with the UN who has been shot in the face. What is it supposed to be?
I think it is a homage to Bowie, but I could be wrong…
Did Jim Bowie wear a pale blue beret?
If you look closely, the hair is blue, no beret.
Microphones came after Jim Bowie.
Okay, so it’s a person with yellow skin and sky-blue hair, wearing a sailor-suit, who appears to have been shot in the face. I find the suggestion of a shooting at a Japanese high-school a more obvious interpretation than an early-Seventies glam rocker.
But okay, accepting that it is supposed to be Ziggy Stardust: what does that mean in context? Is it another icon for Bill’s being way behind the fashions?
I also haven’t seen any zig-zag facial wounds caused by shootings before, and you still seem to be ignoring the microphone, but hey, I see no real problem with the “shooting at a Japanese high-school” interpretation. Emojis can be ignored just like any other non-sequitur in forum discussions.
Is that a zig-zag? I guess I’d have to enlarge the image to make that out.
So. Zig-zag facial wound. Is it Harry Potter? Is the thing I took for a gun-barrel a wand?
Testing to see if this works:
Further info: https://emojipedia.org/man-singer/ (amusingly it seems that Whatsaspp went with Prince instead of Bowie)
It seems Discourse uses the Twitter versions of emojis.
yes, no real Bowie knives on emoji yet, one has to go for the White Duke instead…
Righto. Now that it is enlarged I can see that it is a person with yellow skin and pale blue hair, with a large red zig-zag mark on his or her face, addressing a microphone. I wouldn’t make the connection to glam rock or to David Bowie unprompted. And I still don’t understand what “Glam rocker” is supposed to mean in the context. I got that the dinosaur was telling @whswhs that he is hopelessly old-fashioned. Is Bowie supposed to repeat the statement?