I'm new to Mountain Lion and the emoji are driving me crazy haha! People seem to overuse them in Twitter, or maybe it just seems that way since I never saw them with Snow Leopard. I'd like to disable them so I'm not inundated with emoji descriptions. Google isn't offering me any help. I can't find a place in YoruFukurou to disable the emoji so for now I've just gotten rid of people's display names but now I'm just stuck with usernames.
If there's a way to ignore emoji, I'd really really like to know how. thanks!