Another of my new year’s resolutions is to make my fives look nothing like sixes.
I love you emoji 🤟 now in iOS 11.3! 😻
Last week, a Deaf friend of mine made a good point about Unicode adding a “raised middle finger” symbol to the new standard: “They still need an ASL ILY emoji.” Right she is! If you can flip someone the bird, you should be able to say “I love you” too. Perhaps submitting a character proposal to Unicode is in order.
Unicode 7.0 Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (PDF)
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As an interpreter, I go to many places where people call typographical symbols by the wrong names. It irks me, but I can’t say anything about it while I’m interpreting, so please hear me now as I correct some common errors.
- This is an at sign, a.k.a. at symbol or simply at when spoken in an email address. It is not an ampersand.
- This is an ampersand.
- This is a slash. It is not a backslash.
- This is a backslash.
- This is an asterisk. If you don’t pronounce the s before the k, you risk offending Rick.
This is Rick. Unfortunately for him, there is no asterick.