I’m a couple of days late with this nod to April Fool’s Day fun. The folks at Google Chrome helped us celebrate with this tongue-in-cheek video about emoji, which the Oxford Dictionaries say originated in the 1990s from Japanese: e ‘picture’ + moji ‘letter, character’.
Thanks to linguist Ben Zimmer for his post on the topic. I’ve got a queue of posts on crafting a genre in the works. But my day job is interfering with my blogging productivity.