Are you using these emojis correctly?
From the thumbs up emoji to peaches and eggplants, testers across the country were shocked to discover what these seemingly innocent emoji really meant. While the misuse of certain emojis is worth a laugh, at other times, it can cause unnecessary trouble.
The inappropriate innuendo of the peach and eggplant emoji has long been known; however, if you were not aware, we recommend that you stop using them immediately if this is not your intended purpose. Even if you just got home from Whole Foods and stocked up on the freshest eggplants and peaches, don’t use these emojis to communicate your successful supermarket finds to your friends or loved ones.
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However, other less obvious-looking emojis can still be offensive, from skull emojis to crying and laughing emojis, and even thumbs up emojis.
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For this emoji, the assumption is obvious, right? It was clearly a human skull, indicating death in some way. Quite the opposite, however, emojis are actually used to express such extreme pleasure that you figuratively “die.”
So, next time you want to use the crying emoji when you find something hilarious but don’t want to look dated, use the skull emoji instead. If you need to text something about the unfortunate circumstances of a death, maybe don’t use emojis.
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You’ve probably seen and used this emoji hundreds or even thousands of times. It’s a lot of fun and suggests you find something fun and entertaining. At least, people think so. In fact, emojis are used to express laughter, but often in a derogatory way and meant to provoke anger. If you want to “tease” or make fun of other online users, then by all means, make this emoji your best friend; otherwise, steer clear and use the skull emoji for your fun.
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thumbs up emoji
Also, on the face of it, the thumbs up emoji has been used to express acceptance and agreement long before mobile phones existed. While that definition still holds true in real life, it’s by no means a positive message in the digital space of smartphones. When used as an emoji (excluding reactions), the thumbs up reaction can be misinterpreted as dismissive, passive-aggressive, and as a way to end a conversation. Some even suggested that the thumbs up emoji was for those who “didn’t have the guts to use the middle finger emoji”. It’s best to use the “rock on” or “hang loose” emoji instead of the thumb to show your approval to avoid any misunderstandings or misunderstandings.
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Clown face emoji
This emoji isn’t meant to be humorous or refer to any actual clowns; instead, it suggests something a little more cynical. The emoji is used as a means of bullying, or rather, its use connotes demeaning. What it essentially means is to classify something as stupid, idiotic, and embarrassing. This emoji is best used when referring to yourself in a self-deprecating way, it’s fun, and people can often relate to any awkward moment you’re trying to share and emphasize by using the clown emoji.
Yes! The traditional and classic emoji is not what you think! When the emoji was first introduced, this emoji meant exactly what it represented – a casually smiling person! It is meant to express your gratitude and joy for something.
It can still describe your agitation today; however, it’s more commonly used by texters as a passive-aggressive and condescending gesture. To avoid confusion, we recommend using any other smiling emoji instead of this cynical-looking emoji to express your joy.
Now, with your latest texting etiquette update, you can have complete peace of mind that you won’t offend or upset anyone, but more importantly, you can now respond to text messages with grace and grace.
Are you using these emojis correctly? We’d love to hear from you.
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