Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.
(Note for the original pin: If you know anybody that i said idk for PLEASE tell me. Thank you! (Credit of naming in description Evamarie Sack) Row 1: Phil, idk, Connor, marzia. Row 2: Dan, bunny, lily, idk row 3: Jim, alfie, Miranda, idk row 4: Hannah, Felix, Louise, troye. Row 5: tyler, idk, zoella
The ancestry of the Roman alphabet from Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs) to Semetic (early Hebrew) to Phoenician to Greek. (J, U, and W were late additions to the Roman alphabet.) The Ancient Egyptian name for their own writing system was "Metu Neter" - meaning divine speech. "Hieroglyphs" is a Greek word - "hieros" means "sacred", "glyph" means writing.