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Emojis get a big (thumbs-up emoji) from British linguist

You've come a long way, smiley face emoji.

You're now officially art, part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, just like the Picassos and the Jackson Pollocks. Your crew has its own movie - aptly titled "The Emoji Movie."

Your image graces pillows and T-shirts; in 2015 an emoji ("face with tears of joy") was Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year.

And yet, we know, there's something missing. In those quiet moments when the crowds stop texting, there's a yearning for what Rodney Dangerfield wanted and

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