The first emoji was created in 1999 in Japan, and since then their popularity has steadily increased to the point where they’re now indispensable.
Why send a wordy response when you could send that face with the tears of joy? You know the one, that was named Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary in 2015.
So profound has been the impact that emoji have had on popular culture that they are on literally everything from bags to cushions to slippers
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