Emojis have now made their way into our courtrooms.
An emoji is referred to as a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication and has become an integral part of our everyday communication.
Now here's how an emoji made its official court appearance.
The prospective renter wrote: “Good morning 😊 we want the house💃🏻👯✌️☄️🐿️🍾 just need to go over the details…When suits you?
To cut a long story short; the deal fell through, the apartment owner sued for damages in a small claims court and won the case with the judge, awarding him 8,000 shekels, covering damages and legal fees, which amounts to about $2,200.
Fascinated by this court case and ruling, Azania Mosaka asked listeners how dependent they are on emojis. She also added a twist, asking them to describe their Wednesday using an emoji.
I rely on them. They've become a strong means of communication.— Azania Mosaka, host of the Azania Mosaka show
Clinically speaking, communication has many different layers. Emojis oddly, have given us a way to portray an emotion with a text. Emojis allow for clearer communication.— Hayden, Clinical psychologist
@Azania_ 😍👌👊👍— :::𝐿𝑒𝑜𝓃 𝑀𝒶𝓁𝓋𝒾𝓁𝓁𝑒🇿🇦™ (@TrevorMal) May 24, 2017
@Azania_ 👌🏿🍾— Thulani Makhubela (@AdvT_Makhubela) May 24, 2017
@Azania_ Azania my Wednesday is💪💪 and I think tommorow I will be 👌👌— Oupa Ditshoantsho (@ditshoantsho) May 24, 2017
Take a listen to the open line here: