Human guinea pig Kelsey Rexthroat puts herself on a weeklong all-emoji diet for The Atlantic, discovering firsthand the Atkins-unfriendly horrors of lots of rice and rice-derived things. Rexthroat is all set on emoji lore and history, academically speaking, but that doesn’t get in her way of confusing the sake bottle for milk, or alarmingly discovering that 8 emojis involve rice, and 11 are desserts (12 if you count dango). But hey, the Unicode Consortium knows it can’t please everybody, and there’s tons of alcohol on there anyway, plus who complains about burgers, fries, pizza, and cake? [Atlantic]
Food hieroglyphs in need of a rosetta stone.