What's your favorite emoji? Is it the crying-cat face? The no-18 symbol? The weird fruit-vegetable thing on the last row of the food page (some internet researching has revealed that it is a "Japanese Yam")?
Emojis may have only been in our vocabulary for a couple years, but have already had a tremendous impact on the way we communicate (or fail to communicate) with each other. It's difficult for us to even write this Derby announcement without resorting to hieroglyphic-style symbolism. ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)