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rain cat: DID VOU KNOW? Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental illness in which the slave possessed an irrational desire for freedom and a tendency to try to escape." Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️ Where is t
 rain cat: DID VOU KNOW?
 Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed
 slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental
 illness in which the slave possessed an irrational desire
 for freedom and a tendency to try to escape."
Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️ Where is t

Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans...

rain cat: DID YOU KNOW? Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental illness in which the slave possessed an irrational desire for freedom and a tendency to try to escape." 🤔📚💻 Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️
 rain cat: DID YOU KNOW?
 Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed
 slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental
 illness in which the slave possessed an irrational desire
 for freedom and a tendency to try to escape."
🤔📚💻 Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️

🤔📚💻 Repost @chakabars ・・・ tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europe...

rain cat: DID YOU KNOW? Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental illness in which the slave possessed an imational desire for freedom and a tendency to try to escape." tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️ Where is the lie chakabars
 rain cat: DID YOU KNOW?
 Before the Civil War, some psychiatrists diagnosed
 slaves with what they called drapetomania: "a mental
 illness in which the slave possessed an imational desire
 for freedom and a tendency to try to escape."
tbt I think it's safe to say that any justifications of the enslavement of Africans, by northern-western Europeans were to do with their group mental illness, which came from mineral deficiencies in their food, their superiority complex based on their inherent inferiority complexes, which came from them having a melanin deficiency, their cognitive dissonance, their fear of ending up in caves again as this is initially where the developed their social systems, in caves... that's why they like to have dimmed lights at the restaurant, because they were used to eating in the dark by the fire. We are the only animals that eat food in the day and have sex at night. The missionary's who went to Africa changed our sex rituals literally, by consistently raping African children at night, when we used to have sex in the day time (when you are actually supposed to have sex). They told us that our sex was primitive and forced us to have sex how they thought most civilised, this is where the "missionary position" came from. Look in to the meanings of phrases and words don't just take them at face value. Like the phrase "it's raining cats & dogs" in Europe the people used to have straw roofs and have animals living in their house & on their houses, when it would rain the straw would become slippery & they would fall off, & into the houses, hence it's raining cats & dogs. Anyway, when Europeans first got to Africa after barely recovering from the plague (because they didn't know proper hygiene or how-what to eat) which wiped out 25% of the Europeans, they realised that Africans had it going on, with their straight roads, sanitation, fresh fruit, heat from the sun, Architecture, scientists, maths, art, an abundance or resources, medicine, glass windows, multi-storey buildings, astrology, music, sports & generally brilliant human beings. So that is who they stole, all of our brilliant minds & enslaved us. It's no coincidence that the poorest countries in Africa today, are the countries where the most humans were stolen from. It's difficult to explain in an Instagram post, but anyway hope you have a beautiful day xx ❤🖤💚 for all of the tears ☔️ Where is the lie chakabars

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rain cat: How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn: Experimenting with Visual Blending in Emoji Joao M. Cunha, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering University of Coimbra jmacunha.pjmm.machado@dei.uc.pt Abstract Emoji are becoming increasingly popular, both among users and brands. Their impact is such that some authors even men- tion a possible language shift towards visuality. We present a Visual Blending-based system for emoji generation, which is capable of representing concepts introduced by the user Our approach combines data from ConceptNet, EmojiNet and Twitter's Twemoji datasets to explore Visual Blending in emoji generation. In order to assess the quality of the system, a user study was conducted. The experimental results show that the system is able to produce new emoji that represent the concepts introduced. According to the participants, the blends are not only visually appealing but also unexpected. Figure 1: Examples of visual blends. From left to right and top to bottom: man apple, apple man, world peace, hot dog rain cat, woman wonder, wonder woman, man bat, dinosaur park, and true blood emoji supported by Bing and Google, and the Emoji Re- placement and Prediction features available in iOS 10%. We believe that other possible applications exist, specially in the domain of image generation (see some examples in Fig. 1). Before emoji, sequences of ASCII characters were often used to express emotions CMC- emoticons (see Fig. 2). De spite the high adoption of emoji, some emoticons s con tinue to be used as an alternative due to their potential for customisation (Guibon, Ochs, and Bellot 2016). Whereas emoticons are composed of individual and replaceable parts, emoji are inserted as a whole in the text (Dürscheid and Siever 2017). In 2015, "skin tone" modifiers were added to Unicode core specifications and in 2016 the Unicode Con- sortium decided to implement the ZWJ (Zero-Width-Joiner) mechanism- an invisible character to denote the combina tion between two characters (Abbing, Pierrot, and Snelting 2017). This meant that new emoji could be created through the combination of existing ones, without the need to go through the Unicode Consortium Having the modifiers, the ZWJ mechanism and emoti cons' combinational character as inspiration, it is our belief Introduction The word emoji has a Japanese origin, in which the e means "picture", mo means "writing" and ji means "character" - leading to the often attributed meaning "picture-word" Emoji seems to have become an important part of our way of writing. Their increasing usage is well documented by the importance given to them by language related resources - Oxford Dictionaries named the emoji "Face With Tears of Joy" the Word of The Year of 20152 -and by statistical data - Facebook reported in 2017 that 60 million emoji are used every day on Facebook and 5 billion on Messenger3 Some authors even discuss a shift towards a more visual language (Lebduska 2014; Danesi 2017). This shift would in fact bring us close to old ways of writing, such as hi eroglyphs. Using images as complementary signs in writ ten communication enriches it (Niediek 2016) by allowing the transmission of non-verbal cues (e.g. face expressions, tones and gestures) (Hu et al. 2017), which are lacking in written communication and Computer-Mediated Communi cation (CMC). This integration in written language is easy tothat Visual Blending can be explored to further extend emoji observe when we consider the increasing number of emoji related tools and features. Some examples are Search-by system. Visual Blending, which draws inspiration from Conceptual Blending (CB) theory (Fauconnier and Turner unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html, retr. 2018 en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the year-201S.retr. 2018 blog.emojipedia.org/5-billion-emojis-sent-daily-on- messenger, retr. 2018 blogs.bing.com/search/2014/10/27/do-you-speak-emoji-bing does, retr. 2018 forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/06/01/could-emoji- searches-and-emoji-seo-become-a-trend/, retr. 2018 macrumors.com/how-tovios-10-messages-emoji/, retr. 2018 PDF) Towards the Understanding of Gaming Audiences by Modeling ...
 rain cat: How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn:
 Experimenting with Visual Blending in Emoji
 Joao M. Cunha, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado
 CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering
 University of Coimbra
 jmacunha.pjmm.machado@dei.uc.pt
 Abstract
 Emoji are becoming increasingly popular, both among users
 and brands. Their impact is such that some authors even men-
 tion a possible language shift towards visuality. We present
 a Visual Blending-based system for emoji generation, which
 is capable of representing concepts introduced by the user
 Our approach combines data from ConceptNet, EmojiNet
 and Twitter's Twemoji datasets to explore Visual Blending in
 emoji generation. In order to assess the quality of the system,
 a user study was conducted. The experimental results show
 that the system is able to produce new emoji that represent
 the concepts introduced. According to the participants, the
 blends are not only visually appealing but also unexpected.
 Figure 1: Examples of visual blends. From left to right and
 top to bottom: man apple, apple man, world peace, hot dog
 rain cat, woman wonder, wonder woman, man bat, dinosaur
 park, and true blood
 emoji supported by Bing and Google, and the Emoji Re-
 placement and Prediction features available in iOS 10%. We
 believe that other possible applications exist, specially in the
 domain of image generation (see some examples in Fig. 1).
 Before emoji, sequences of ASCII characters were often
 used to express emotions CMC- emoticons (see Fig. 2). De
 spite the high adoption of emoji, some emoticons s con
 tinue to be used as an alternative due to their potential for
 customisation (Guibon, Ochs, and Bellot 2016). Whereas
 emoticons are composed of individual and replaceable parts,
 emoji are inserted as a whole in the text (Dürscheid and
 Siever 2017). In 2015, "skin tone" modifiers were added to
 Unicode core specifications and in 2016 the Unicode Con-
 sortium decided to implement the ZWJ (Zero-Width-Joiner)
 mechanism- an invisible character to denote the combina
 tion between two characters (Abbing, Pierrot, and Snelting
 2017). This meant that new emoji could be created through
 the combination of existing ones, without the need to go
 through the Unicode Consortium
 Having the modifiers, the ZWJ mechanism and emoti
 cons' combinational character as inspiration, it is our belief
 Introduction
 The word emoji has a Japanese origin, in which the e means
 "picture", mo means "writing" and ji means "character"
 - leading to the often attributed meaning "picture-word"
 Emoji seems to have become an important part of our way
 of writing. Their increasing usage is well documented by
 the importance given to them by language related resources
 - Oxford Dictionaries named the emoji "Face With Tears of
 Joy" the Word of The Year of 20152 -and by statistical data
 - Facebook reported in 2017 that 60 million emoji are used
 every day on Facebook and 5 billion on Messenger3
 Some authors even discuss a shift towards a more visual
 language (Lebduska 2014; Danesi 2017). This shift would
 in fact bring us close to old ways of writing, such as hi
 eroglyphs. Using images as complementary signs in writ
 ten communication enriches it (Niediek 2016) by allowing
 the transmission of non-verbal cues (e.g. face expressions,
 tones and gestures) (Hu et al. 2017), which are lacking in
 written communication and Computer-Mediated Communi
 cation (CMC). This integration in written language is easy tothat Visual Blending can be explored to further extend emoji
 observe when we consider the increasing number of emoji
 related tools and features. Some examples are Search-by
 system. Visual Blending, which draws inspiration from
 Conceptual Blending (CB) theory (Fauconnier and Turner
 unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html, retr. 2018
 en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the
 year-201S.retr. 2018
 blog.emojipedia.org/5-billion-emojis-sent-daily-on-
 messenger, retr. 2018
 blogs.bing.com/search/2014/10/27/do-you-speak-emoji-bing
 does, retr. 2018
 forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/06/01/could-emoji-
 searches-and-emoji-seo-become-a-trend/, retr. 2018
 macrumors.com/how-tovios-10-messages-emoji/, retr. 2018
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rain cat: How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn: Experimenting with Visual Blending in Emoji Joao M. Cunha, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering University of Coimbra jmacunha.pjmm.machado@dei.uc.pt Abstract Emoji are becoming increasingly popular, both among users and brands. Their impact is such that some authors even men- tion a possible language shift towards visuality. We present a Visual Blending-based system for emoji generation, which is capable of representing concepts introduced by the user Our approach combines data from ConceptNet, EmojiNet and Twitter's Twemoji datasets to explore Visual Blending in emoji generation. In order to assess the quality of the system, a user study was conducted. The experimental results show that the system is able to produce new emoji that represent the concepts introduced. According to the participants, the blends are not only visually appealing but also unexpected. Figure 1: Examples of visual blends. From left to right and top to bottom: man apple, apple man, world peace, hot dog rain cat, woman wonder, wonder woman, man bat, dinosaur park, and true blood emoji supported by Bing and Google, and the Emoji Re- placement and Prediction features available in iOS 10%. We believe that other possible applications exist, specially in the domain of image generation (see some examples in Fig. 1). Before emoji, sequences of ASCII characters were often used to express emotions CMC- emoticons (see Fig. 2). De spite the high adoption of emoji, some emoticons s con tinue to be used as an alternative due to their potential for customisation (Guibon, Ochs, and Bellot 2016). Whereas emoticons are composed of individual and replaceable parts, emoji are inserted as a whole in the text (Dürscheid and Siever 2017). In 2015, "skin tone" modifiers were added to Unicode core specifications and in 2016 the Unicode Con- sortium decided to implement the ZWJ (Zero-Width-Joiner) mechanism- an invisible character to denote the combina tion between two characters (Abbing, Pierrot, and Snelting 2017). This meant that new emoji could be created through the combination of existing ones, without the need to go through the Unicode Consortium Having the modifiers, the ZWJ mechanism and emoti cons' combinational character as inspiration, it is our belief Introduction The word emoji has a Japanese origin, in which the e means "picture", mo means "writing" and ji means "character" - leading to the often attributed meaning "picture-word" Emoji seems to have become an important part of our way of writing. Their increasing usage is well documented by the importance given to them by language related resources - Oxford Dictionaries named the emoji "Face With Tears of Joy" the Word of The Year of 20152 -and by statistical data - Facebook reported in 2017 that 60 million emoji are used every day on Facebook and 5 billion on Messenger3 Some authors even discuss a shift towards a more visual language (Lebduska 2014; Danesi 2017). This shift would in fact bring us close to old ways of writing, such as hi eroglyphs. Using images as complementary signs in writ ten communication enriches it (Niediek 2016) by allowing the transmission of non-verbal cues (e.g. face expressions, tones and gestures) (Hu et al. 2017), which are lacking in written communication and Computer-Mediated Communi cation (CMC). This integration in written language is easy tothat Visual Blending can be explored to further extend emoji observe when we consider the increasing number of emoji related tools and features. Some examples are Search-by system. Visual Blending, which draws inspiration from Conceptual Blending (CB) theory (Fauconnier and Turner unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html, retr. 2018 en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the year-201S.retr. 2018 blog.emojipedia.org/5-billion-emojis-sent-daily-on- messenger, retr. 2018 blogs.bing.com/search/2014/10/27/do-you-speak-emoji-bing does, retr. 2018 forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/06/01/could-emoji- searches-and-emoji-seo-become-a-trend/, retr. 2018 macrumors.com/how-tovios-10-messages-emoji/, retr. 2018 PDF) Towards the Understanding of Gaming Audiences by Modeling ...
 rain cat: How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn:
 Experimenting with Visual Blending in Emoji
 Joao M. Cunha, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado
 CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering
 University of Coimbra
 jmacunha.pjmm.machado@dei.uc.pt
 Abstract
 Emoji are becoming increasingly popular, both among users
 and brands. Their impact is such that some authors even men-
 tion a possible language shift towards visuality. We present
 a Visual Blending-based system for emoji generation, which
 is capable of representing concepts introduced by the user
 Our approach combines data from ConceptNet, EmojiNet
 and Twitter's Twemoji datasets to explore Visual Blending in
 emoji generation. In order to assess the quality of the system,
 a user study was conducted. The experimental results show
 that the system is able to produce new emoji that represent
 the concepts introduced. According to the participants, the
 blends are not only visually appealing but also unexpected.
 Figure 1: Examples of visual blends. From left to right and
 top to bottom: man apple, apple man, world peace, hot dog
 rain cat, woman wonder, wonder woman, man bat, dinosaur
 park, and true blood
 emoji supported by Bing and Google, and the Emoji Re-
 placement and Prediction features available in iOS 10%. We
 believe that other possible applications exist, specially in the
 domain of image generation (see some examples in Fig. 1).
 Before emoji, sequences of ASCII characters were often
 used to express emotions CMC- emoticons (see Fig. 2). De
 spite the high adoption of emoji, some emoticons s con
 tinue to be used as an alternative due to their potential for
 customisation (Guibon, Ochs, and Bellot 2016). Whereas
 emoticons are composed of individual and replaceable parts,
 emoji are inserted as a whole in the text (Dürscheid and
 Siever 2017). In 2015, "skin tone" modifiers were added to
 Unicode core specifications and in 2016 the Unicode Con-
 sortium decided to implement the ZWJ (Zero-Width-Joiner)
 mechanism- an invisible character to denote the combina
 tion between two characters (Abbing, Pierrot, and Snelting
 2017). This meant that new emoji could be created through
 the combination of existing ones, without the need to go
 through the Unicode Consortium
 Having the modifiers, the ZWJ mechanism and emoti
 cons' combinational character as inspiration, it is our belief
 Introduction
 The word emoji has a Japanese origin, in which the e means
 "picture", mo means "writing" and ji means "character"
 - leading to the often attributed meaning "picture-word"
 Emoji seems to have become an important part of our way
 of writing. Their increasing usage is well documented by
 the importance given to them by language related resources
 - Oxford Dictionaries named the emoji "Face With Tears of
 Joy" the Word of The Year of 20152 -and by statistical data
 - Facebook reported in 2017 that 60 million emoji are used
 every day on Facebook and 5 billion on Messenger3
 Some authors even discuss a shift towards a more visual
 language (Lebduska 2014; Danesi 2017). This shift would
 in fact bring us close to old ways of writing, such as hi
 eroglyphs. Using images as complementary signs in writ
 ten communication enriches it (Niediek 2016) by allowing
 the transmission of non-verbal cues (e.g. face expressions,
 tones and gestures) (Hu et al. 2017), which are lacking in
 written communication and Computer-Mediated Communi
 cation (CMC). This integration in written language is easy tothat Visual Blending can be explored to further extend emoji
 observe when we consider the increasing number of emoji
 related tools and features. Some examples are Search-by
 system. Visual Blending, which draws inspiration from
 Conceptual Blending (CB) theory (Fauconnier and Turner
 unicode.org/reports/tr51/proposed.html, retr. 2018
 en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the
 year-201S.retr. 2018
 blog.emojipedia.org/5-billion-emojis-sent-daily-on-
 messenger, retr. 2018
 blogs.bing.com/search/2014/10/27/do-you-speak-emoji-bing
 does, retr. 2018
 forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/06/01/could-emoji-
 searches-and-emoji-seo-become-a-trend/, retr. 2018
 macrumors.com/how-tovios-10-messages-emoji/, retr. 2018
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