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You can now search Yelp for emojis

Emoji search on Yelp

Yeah, we tried it.

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.  
 
So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).
 
I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.
 
We, of course, had to try it:
 
Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.
 
Rocket search emoji
 
 
Others were pretty literal.
 
Bathtub emoji
 
 
But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?
 
 
Korean emoji search

 

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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