emoji are clearly the current meme fad

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Dec 18 09:19:21 CST 2014

On 18 Dec 2014, at 00:41, Martin J. Dürst <duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:

> On 2014/12/18 06:49, Michael Everson wrote:
>> Clearly the plural of emoji is emojis.
> Not in Japanese, where there are no plural forms.

I’m not concerned with the usage in Japanese. 

> The question of what it is/will be in English will be decided by usage, not by grammar.

Bill Nye says emojis. I had coffee with someone yesterday who did the same. Seems usage has decided it, and “not by grammar” is meaningless in this context, as pluralization of neologisms in English by adding -s is in fact grammar.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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