The letter E and what it brought with it.

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“Emoji”

Definition: a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc.

Word of the Year 2015

The Oxford Word of the Year 2015 is…😂

 

That’s right – for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph:😂, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji, though you may know it by other names. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields but😂 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015. Emojis (the plural can be either emoji or emojis) have been around since the late 1990s, but 2015 saw their use, and the use of the word emoji, increase hugely.

A brief history of emoji


 

What is an Emoji? An emoji is ‘a small digital image or icon. It helps to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication’; the term emoji is a loanword from Japanese, and comes from e ‘picture’ + moji ‘letter, the character’. The similarity to the English word emoticon has helped its memorability and rise in use, though the resemblance is actually entirely coincidental: emoticon(a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as ;), rather than a stylized image) comes from the English words emotion and icon.

 

EGOT

This acronym combines four awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. So when John Legend took home the Emmy in 2018, Chrissy Teigen celebrated his new status on social media.

E for ECG comes to Apple Watch

 

 

The gadget that entered our lives is Amazon Echo

 

Amazon Echo (shortened to Echo) is a brand of smart speakers developed by Amazon. Echo devices connect to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which will respond when you say “Alexa”.

What is the Amazon Echo? The Echo, now in its second generation, was Amazon’s first Wi-Fi-connected smart speaker. It’s a cylindrical device that can play music, set alarms, and timers, make calls, answer questions, and control connected home devices—all via voice.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that responds to voice commands using Alexa, its artificially intelligent personal assistant. All Echo models can answer questions, research the internet, command smart home devices, and stream music.

  • Create a playlist on the fly
  • Get the traffic details for your morning commute
  • Whisper to Alexa
  • Turn any speaker into an Echo
  • Location-based routines

 

 

That’s all for today

Do visit to check about new words and digital things what connected with us.

My theme for A2Z-2020 is peeping into new words and gadgets/ apps that time traveled in our lives in the last decade

and became part of our lives beyond separation now.

Wanna peep into my E post for Tiffin Treats…

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14 Responses

  1. Alpana says:

    Emoji..even my 3.5year old also say…can we play emojis. It has taken not just mobile keypads but also the kids accessories market. From key chains to pillows, emojis are everywhere. It makes me wonder, we have so many emotions that are within us and now they are on paper and other things..)

    • PraGun says:

      Well said emojis have started ruling our daily lives. there is an emoji for every mood and emotion.
      ya had always loved the emoji pillows and mugs they look cute.
      Have you seen Emoji movie by any chance? It is also a nice one consisting of all the emojis talking and walking everywhere.

  2. matheikal says:

    E brings a lot of virtual things, looks like. 🙂

  3. Another an informative post. Emoji is my fav one. We can’t text without emoji now. Virtual emotions have take place in our lives. Nice post.

    • PraGun says:

      Thank you Swarnali
      Yes, emojis are cute and there is an emoji for every mood and emotion.
      We are surrounded by them and helps in expressing our mood too.

  4. Interesting choice of theme PraGun. Our lives are better expressed though emojis these days.

  5. Arushi Seth says:

    Interesting post and emojis and alexa are such an integral part of life now for most. Emojis are often used to express and some are quite cute.

  6. Dr Bushra says:

    Very informative. Indeed technology advances our lifestyle

  7. Emoji’s are way to communicate now a days. I would like to add a very important aspect in today’s time E-learning. Thats making a big difference.

    • PraGun says:

      Yes, truly said, for every emotion and mood there is an emoji.
      How can I forget e-learning will surely add this in the edit, thanks Ujjwal.

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