Emoji Decoded: Have You Been Using Your Emojis Correctly?

If you have an iPhone or any smartphone for that matter, chances are you’ve used an emoji or two in your past. But the question is, are you using them correctly? Thanks to the guys at Unicode, we have the official meaning behind some of the most commonly misinterpreted emojis:

1. The Folded Hands

If you’ve been using this much-debated icon to signify a high five, you’re wrong. This is actually meant to be a person who is praying or bowing.

2. The Japanese Ogre

This red-faced emoji isn’t a mask, the devil, or a character from Where The Wild Things Are – it’s a Japanese ogre, a monster commonly found in Japanese art and literature.

3. The “Disappointed But Relieved” Face

This looks like a crying emoji at first glance, but observe the placement of that water droplet. It’s on the side of the face, signifying sweat (disappointment and relief!) rather than tears.

4. The “Shocked” Face 4

The double Xs make this emoji look, well, dead — but it is intended to demonstrate astonishment.

5. The Celebration Hands 5

See this and think, “praise Jesus”? Womp, womp — it’s actually just a regular person celebrating.

6. The Face Massage

If you’ve always wondered what’s on this woman’s head that would be a set of hands. She’s getting a massage — now leave her alone!

7. The “Hushed” Face

This appears to be a shocked emoji, but it actually means “hushed.” Use it next time when you’re in the library.

8. The “Grinning Face” With Smiling Eyes

A very impatient child this is not. It’s an extremely smiley, incredibly happy emoji.

9. The “Kissy” Face

This face looks like it’s whistling, but it’s actually just another kissy face, one grade below the kissy face with a heart. It’s basically perpetually on a first date.

10. The “Savoring Delicious Food” Face

The emoji with its tongue hanging out is often used as a goofy or teasing emoji, but surprise! It simply means you are enjoying your food.

So guys, anytime you text somebody use your emojis correctly. Happy texting!!😉❤


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