Origin of a Feces: A Not-So-Brief History of the Poop Emoji – CAITLIN HARRINGTON 07.28.17 08:00 AM


Hannah K. Lee

Starship captain, Shakespearean thespian, and real-life knight Sir Patrick Stewart lends his gravitas to The Emoji Movie—out today—as the voice of Poop, a debonair dump. We traced the poomoji’s rise from B-list BM to No. 1 number two.

June 1984

Japanese manga series Dr. Slump debuts Poop-Boy, a chattering pile whose coiled design will influence the future soft-serve emoji.

September 2000

Telecom company KDDI launches the first unchi emoji—Japanese for poop.

October 2008

Google introduces an animated load orbited by flies for Japanese webmail users. Poo: big in Japan.

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