The Emoji-to English Dictionary Review


Communication is a two way street, and you can be sure that humanity has not come this far without learning how to communicate with one another, and to do so in an effective manner. Having said that, I am quite sure that many of us have heard of the saying that a picture speaks a thousand words, so in order to get the message across in this word-starved age in an efficient manner as possible would be to make use of pictorial images, and the modern parlance would be emojis. Emojis is a Japanese creation, just like all things cute and practical, but what happens when you are out of the loop and have yet to figure out all those messages left on your family’s WhatsApp group channel with emojis being thrown left and right? A lifeline can be found in the $12.99 The Emoji-to-English Dictionary: Your Text-Message Translation Guide.


This is a pretty unique book, where there is no way one can fault it for being what it is. After all, if you are looking for something deep to read, it would be best to give this a pass since you can most probably finish it in a quarter of an hour – or less, depending on how fast you read and process the pictures. Granted, at first glance, you will probably not be able to grasp all of the meanings in there, as there are some pretty complex emoji statements within, but with practice, you will do just fine.

The Emoji-to-English Dictionary breaks things down into eight chapters, where they range from everyday sayings to hobbies & food, movies & books, sex & dating, work, health & medicine, talking religion & politics, discussing pets & animals. I would say that this is a very good book for anyone who is new to emojis, but seasoned veterans, or even those who communicate with very basic emojis on a daily basis, will be able to give it a pass.

It works great as a gift for those who have yet to be exposed to emojis, and you can be sure that it would make for a great conversation starter when you leave it on the coffee table at your home. After all, even I have picked up some rather interesting statements formed by emojis, including “Running like zombies are after me” – that was a hoot to see it formed.

Go ahead, pick it up, and I am quite sure that you will be able to be inspired to learn more about the word of emojis, and with the kind of “encouragement” the book carries, it will definitely be able to help you formulate some creative emoji messages of your own. After all, that is the main purpose of the book, and not to walk you through every single emoji. Rather, it is meant to be a catalyst of better things to come. This is where the creativity of the human mind comes about, and the glossy paper on which it is printed in makes it durable for frequent and constant flips without any worry about having it tear.

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