Saturday, January 7, 2017

How to Speak Emoji

How to Speak Emoji
author: Fred Benenson
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.29
book published: 2015
rating: 1
read at: 2017/01/07
date added: 2017/01/07
'How to Speak Emoji' by Fred Benenson is a book filled with phrases in emoji. Kind of like an emoji phrase book. I found it pretty silly.

There is some explanation of what the emoji symbols are, along with some of the naughtier interpretations. Then the book spins into combining emojis into sayings and phrases, such as combining the emojis for frying egg + calendar to equal Friday. That's a simple one, but they get more complex. "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" uses 5. "A leopard can't change his spots" uses 9.

The author actually wrote an emoji version of Moby Dick, but that's not included here. Which is a pity. The cleverness wore out on my pretty quickly. These phrases would likely just frustrate your friends and family, unless they had a book to decode things. The brief history of emoji in the introduction was the most interesting part of the book, then it kind of went downhill for me.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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