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Plural of emoticon

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paxillin Sun 18-Sep-16 17:56:26

Is the plural of emoticon emoticons or emotica?

GherkinsOnToast Sun 18-Sep-16 17:59:13

I have always gone with emoticons as the plural of emotion is emotions and icon is icons.

AuntieStella Sun 18-Sep-16 17:59:46


Like the plural of icon is icons

RaeSkywalker Sun 18-Sep-16 18:02:28

I would've thought 'emoticons'?

paxillin Sun 18-Sep-16 18:05:50

I see. An emoticon is an emotions icon? Never thought about it blush. English isn't my first language.

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