Saturday 3 December 2016

Top 10 emojis you've been using all wrong, you eejit

Published 08/04/2016 | 13:14

While emojis may be intended to help us communicate more effectively, it seems many of us may be confusing our conversations through misinterpreting the symbols.

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Here's a rundown of ten of the most ambiguous emojis you've probably been using wrong all this time...

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You may have chosen the pink lady to illustrate your pride over your new haircut, or as a symbol for sassiness but you'd be wrong on both counts.  Officially she's Information Desk Girl, which is pretty obvious... isn't it?

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If you've chosen this to demonstrate a grin, you'd be wrong.  It's also not feeling tearful.  It is, in fact, grimacing.

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Nope, he's not a paramedic sleeping on the job.  He's a construction worker (sleeping on the job?).

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Let's face it, this one looks a bit smug and touchy feely which is a rather creepy combo.  It doesn't mean 'go away' or 'jazz hands'. It's actually a hugging face, whatever that is.  We don't really want to know. 

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Does it mean 'stop'?  No.  Does it mean 'high five'?  Try again... You'll never get it.  It stands for 'Raised hand with fingers splayed'.  We can't think of a single reason why you'd use it to illustrate that meaning...

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When you put your hands on your head it means... OK, apparently.  Nothing to do with your haircut, or expressing 'oh no!'.

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You're either whistling or shocked at something, right?  Wrong.  It's a hushed face.

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Is it a star burst, a strike of inspiration or a comet?  It's a comet.

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This could conceivably indicate smoking or anger, which is how most people use it. In fact it indicates triumph.

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Here's an oil can, for all the times you need an oil can emoji.  Given all the symbols to choose from in the world, we're surprised this one made the cut.

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