Not possible! What are emojis doing in 1807?

How much of this advertisement (from 1807!) can you figure out? Note that it says “hieroglyphical” where we would have said “rebus” when I was a kid or “emojis” today. You’ll probably do much better at reading it than I did.

The answers are in a great article with wonderful illustrations in the first-rate “I love typography” blog. Go read the entire article. It’s not very long, and you’ll be glad you did.


Categories: Linguistics, Technology