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Emojis are shown in a handout photo. People around the world have pledged their love, expressed their frustrations and declared their pressing need for pizza in billions of tweets in the last two years, all using emojis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Emojis the modern day answer to cave paintings, one tweet and text at a time

"They fill in body language, tone of voice, that sense of emotional nuance that you lose when you have just text in formal communication," said Gretchen McCulloch, a Montreal-based linguist and writer. The standards for emojis and other computerized text are controlled by the non-profit Unicode Consortium. The taco emoji had been the subject of an online petition started by Taco Bell that grew t…