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World Emoji Day 2018: Here are the REAL meaning of emojis we frequently use on Instagram, WhatsApp

On World Emoji Day, let's correct what we've been collectively doing wrong. 

Written by: Reshu Manglik, New Delhi [ Published on: July 17, 2018 11:03 IST ]
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World Emoji Day 2018: Here are the REAL meaning of emojis we frequently use on Instagram, WhatsApp

World Emoji Day is special for us as the emojis have become such an integral part of our everyday life. From WhatsApp to Instagram, from Twitter to Facebook, emojis are everywhere. In fact, the market is jampacked with emoji goodies like pillows, blankets, coffee mugs, t-shirts, etc with emojis all over them. One thing is for sure, our obsession for emojis are far from over and it isn’t fading away anytime soon. July 17 is being celebrated as World Emoji Day since 2014, when the founder of Emojipedia, Jeremy Burge created it.

These tiny yellow illustrative cartoons are as popular as misunderstood they are. We often assume the meanings of these emojis and use them in a way it isn’t meant to. As much it hurts to know, we’ve been using these emojis all wrong! We thought, this is the best occasion to share the real meaning of some of your favourite emojis. You can thank us later.

The Dancing Twins with Black Horns

We use this symbol to express excitement within a group of girls. However, the real meaning of this emoji is something different. And also, the black horns are actually bunny ears! According to the Japanese concept, Bunny Girl symbolises sex appeal and they are often used in cosplay.

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The Dancing Twins with Black Horns

Shooting Star

We use it to express something magical on social media. This emoji is frequently used by the social media users to illuminate everything and anything we want. For example, you’re high on Vodka? Use this emoji to rate your tipsiness from zero to madness.

But do you know that it’s not a star? It’s actually meant to indicate dizziness? Think again before you use this emoji to add glitz to just anything.

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The Shooting Star

Praying Hands

We use this emoji to indicate prayer. Especially for the presence of gleaming halo of light behind the hands. However, some ill-informed netizen even uses this emoji as a high-five.

In Japanese culture, this emoji is used to express apology or gratitude.

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Praying Hands

 

The Hair Flicking Woman

You had a nice haircut, use the sassy woman to tell your friends how cool you look now. Or use this emoji to express sass, isn’t it? This emoji is multi-functional. But the real meaning behind this emoji is going to blow your head off. This is actually an emoji for an information desk girl. Perhaps, you must be wondering why we even need an emoji for an information desk girl on our phone. But it is, what it is.
 
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The Hair Flicking Woman

The Iconic Poop Emoji

We use this emoji to tell our friends how ‘poopy’ they are. Or, this emoji comes to use when we’re trying to fill laughter in a conversation. But it actually means GOOD LUCK. Re-read the last line again, but it isn’t going to change the real meaning of this emoji. It simply means good luck in Japanese culture.

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The Iconic Poop Emoji

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