Searching by Emoji?

File this one under … interesting.  For those of us frustrated enough by the abbreviated text that is passing for language these days, imagine the fun of searching the web via emoji,  those funny little images and icons that come courtesy of clever keyboarding in Japan.

Bing has announced that we can now perform Bing searches of the internet using emoji as our search content.  While the hours of creative searching might be fun, what does it do for our use of language?  Here are some examples.

Plane + French Flag gets you this:


And substituting emoji for words works like this:



I guess it’s just another way of enabling the lazy and spelling-challenged.


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