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How to Speak Emoji

Fred Benenson

For anyone who doesn’t know a smiley from a big red heart, a thumbs-up from a toilet symbol, a poo from two blonde girls dancing - this is the first book that will teach you HOW TO SPEAK EMOJI.

With a collection of useful phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an aubergine symbol next to a peach.

Including sections like: everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

Biography

Fred Benenson is an emoji aficionado, who self-published the first entirely emoji translation of a classic novel, Emoji Dick (a charming pun on Herman Melville's original title). He works at Kickstarter, where he leads the data team, as well as being on the board for Rhizome, a non-profit organisation focused on technology and art. Fred has taught copyright and cyberlaw at NYU in and occasionally contributes to Wired Magazine on topics that interest him. He lives in New York.