Are you fluent in Emoji? Well, a London company has just the job for you.
According to the BBC, Today Translations, a language firm in London, is looking for a person to help aid in the “challenges posed by the world’s fastest-growing language.” This is going to help a lot of parents understand a lot of text messages.
This most-important of jobs would be joining the company’s “global network of over 3,000 linguists, with expertise in over 200 languages - as its first dedicated expert in this rapidly evolving form of international communication.” Think about it, this is probably the first step to getting to choose Emjoi as a language class in high school over German.
The ad continues “Emoji translation is itself an emerging field - but one dominated to date by software, which is often insensitive to the many cultural differences in usage and interpretation. We are therefore seeking an exceptional individual to provide the human touch needed where translation software is inadequate - and to help us become the go-to translation experts in this area.” You would be the first emoji translator in the world, possibly.
Do you fit these qualifications? If so, you can check out the ad today, and you might on the way to a new job.
Boing Boing found this incredible collection of French trading cards from 1902 entitled Les Femmes de l'avenir or 'Women of the Future'.
Instead of showing them in some science fiction garb, artist Albert Bergeret shows these women working jobs that would have been unthinkable to society then.