The well-received and hot network question If a massive object like Jupiter flew past the Earth how close would it need to come to pull people off of the surface? includes the phrase
I understand this is a silly hypothetical but I'm asking for a 7 year old so please 🐻 with me.
Currently there is a pending edit replacing the emoticon with the word bear.
The emoji/emoticon shown is a representation of a bear, and bear (noun) is a homophone for bear (verb) which according to the Queen's English Society† can be understood as follows:
Bear with me definition: Bear with me is an expression that means hear me out or be patient. A convention speaker might say bear with me if his or her slideshow isn’t working, or a minister might use the phrase while turning to the correct scriptural passage.
Is it too early to have a discussion about the use of emoji to replace written English in situations where the written text would already be concise and clear?
note: This question is not about the use of an occasional humorous or decorative instance as a tiny aside to an otherwise clear passage written in English as demonstrated in the footnote below. It's only about replacing or substituting clear English by homophonic emoticons or similar.
†Queens, NY English Society; not what you thought! ;-)