I immediately connected with this emoji the first time I saw it. Also, I remember writing a paper in high school arguing that emoticons were legitimate “language.” The paper was horrible, but I still believe in that central thesis, and I think emojis are vindicating it.
link to ‘The Melting Face Emoji Has Already Won Us Over - The New York Times’
Even though emoji are regularly part of my research data, it still feels weird to include them in a journal article manuscript.
It is only just now occurring to me to check for an emoji of the flag of La Francophonie, so I am not surprised (if still disappointed) that it does not exist.