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How To Speak Emoji 37

Thanks to emojis, we can now send whole texts to one another that don’t contain a single word. Linguist Vyvyan Evans joins us to make the case that all of these hearts, winks and thumbs are actually advancing our ability to communicate. His new book is called “The Emoji Code: The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats” (Picador).