Emojis Are The New Cursive And It’s Time For Boomers To Learn It

Baby boomers have been looking down on younger generations for not being able to decipher language in the style known as ‘cursive.’

It has been reported that this older generation is known for taking pride in their ability to write words in one continuous line. One zoomer, age 11, even claimed that “this variation of the written language is somehow intellectually and culturally superior to standard manuscript.”

School lessons on how to write in cursive.
Lessons from school on how to write in “cursive”


Some have claimed that it doesn’t make much sense to pride oneself on doing things ‘the old fashioned way.’


A car featuring an automatic transmission.
Automatic cars are known for their ease of changing gears and overall user friendliness.


Enough about cars though… millennials and zoomers are fighting back by creating a new language that is challenging their elder’s ability to comprehend the way they communicate every day.


This evolution of the written language has been commonly referred to as “emojis.” What exactly is an “emoji?”

noun

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

From the perspective of signalling theory, the main obstacle to the evolution of language-like communication in nature is not a mechanistic one. Rather, it is the fact that symbols—arbitrary associations of sounds or other perceptible forms with corresponding meanings—are unreliable and may well be false. As the saying goes, “words are cheap”. The problem of reliability was not recognized at all by Darwin, Müller or the other early evolutionary theorists.

Wikipedia

emojis liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces

A screenshot of someone using emojis in a sentence.
Screenshot of someone expressing happy, cool, and swag emotions in a sentence via the use of emojis.


Many baby boomers have been known to confuse the crying emoji for ‘crying of laughter’ emoji. Many have seen boomers make this mistake more often, but never in this context. Even if it were the crying 😢 emoji, it would still be a tasteless way to inform family of your son’s death.


A screenshot of the iPhone's coveted emoji keyboard.
Apples iPhone keyboard features a wide array of unique, well designed emojis.


Some zoomers are reportedly making their own emojis.. and millennials are following suit, causing the iPhone keyboard to become even more popular.

I cannot doubt that language owes its origin to the imitation and modification, aided by signs and gestures, of various natural sounds, the voices of other animals, and man’s own instinctive cries.

Charles Darwin, 1871. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex


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2 replies

  1. I agree. Boomers need to 🛑 writing in cursive and start writing in emojis

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