In the U.S., the “OK” hand emoji serves as a symbol of agreement. But don’t use it in Brazil unless you’re feeling contemptuous: It’s roughly the same as flipping the bird. That’s why the global firm Today Translations is looking to hire an emoji translator, whose primary responsibilities would include translating emoji and reporting monthly on usage trends.
With emoji increasingly showing up in everything from ad campaigns to legal cases, understanding what the language means, especially across different cultures, is becoming a valuable skill.
VICE News correspondent Mary H.K. Choi also traveled to London to interview Today Translations’ CEO and founder, Jurga Zilinskiene.
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