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.
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.
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.
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.