Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WESA is experiencing technical difficulties and you may notice glitches in our audio quality. We are working to correct the issue. Thank you for your patience.

Emojis Have Become A Language Of Their Own

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin - or should I say smiley sunshine? All right, emojis are kind of tough on the radio, but those little pictures on your phone have become something like a new language. That's why a London company is looking to hire an emoji translator - because while software can translate actual languages, emojis need a real-life human being. Oh, you didn't understand that squinty emoji plus dragon head emoji meant, I promise it's not you; it's me? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.