6 Emojis You Have Been Using Incorrectly

DAY TO DAY
Friday, January 06, 2017
6 EMOJIS YOU HAVE BEEN USING INCORRECTLY
6 Emojis You Have Been Using Incorrectly

Emojis have become a part of our daily form of communication. They are such an integral part of popular culture that we often use them without really thinking about it anymore. They help us to express what we are feeling in a flash, without having to text in detail. However, there are certain symbols that have been used completely incorrectly by the masses. Let’s check a few out!

 

1. The Guardsman


 

This emoji represents a British military man who has been tasked with protecting the royal grounds. The Queen's Guards stand guard outside the royal residences in London, wearing tall black hats and red coats. Chances are you had no idea what this symbol represents.

 

2. Folded Hands


 

Frequently used to indicate a high-five between friends or to show someone praying, the real use for this emoji can be credited to Japanese culture. The grasping of hands implies please or thank you in Japanese culture, while Westerners may think the hands in the form of praying.

 

3. The Look of Triumph


 

Often used to reflect frustration or irritation, this emoji has actually been branded a face with the look of triumph. Hmmm… not sure if we agree with that one.

 

4. Person Bowing Deeply


 

Often seen as a person thinking deeply, this emoji is meant to signify a person “bowing” deeply. In Japanese culture, a person bowing deeply can be used to ask for a favor or to communicate an apology.  

 

5. Sleepy Face Emoji


 

Fans of Japanese cartoons and comics will immediately recognize the snot bubble coming out of this emoji’s nose. It is used to imply a sleeping character, even though the emoji is often used as a sad face.

 

6. Face with OK Gesture


 

This emoji is often thought to be a ballerina performing a dance move. Sorry to report, it is meant to signify an "OK" gesture…  again, a Japanese gesture.

 

Getting Personal with Mirva Kadi
CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS

GETTING PERSONAL WITH MIRVA KADI

RT @marieclaire: Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Will Become the First Royal in History to Have a Gay Wedding https://t.co/xU3QsydoUo https://t.co
Tue Jun 19 03:30:09 +0000 2018
RT @Cristiano: Vamos família!👍🏽🇵🇹 https://t.co/YjfMbdx8xN
Sat Jun 16 16:34:06 +0000 2018
Wed Apr 11 03:58:46 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe ومش كل حدا "تهبلن" عال TV صار إسمو "إعلامي"
Sat Mar 24 03:58:07 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe Hahahahaha u are absolutely right 👍
Tue Mar 06 17:00:53 +0000 2018
How Trendy Clothing Can Get YOU In Shape https://t.co/ZjvGbhRjdI Tips/How-Trendy-Clothing-Can-Get-YOU-In-Shape via @FitnStyleme
Wed Jan 24 06:37:06 +0000 2018
Sun Jan 14 10:52:33 +0000 2018
Be your own #hero! #fitnstyleme https://t.co/472TWWttON
Fri Jan 12 07:58:07 +0000 2018
Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Way to Lift and Tone the Skin https://t.co/lEsyzeBG1V
Thu Jan 04 06:38:45 +0000 2018
RT @rimamaktabi: أدركت اليوم أني توقفت عن وضع أهداف جديدة عند بداية كل عام! أعيش كل يوم بيومه، أقوم بالرياضة وأتناول الطعام الصحي، وأصلي وأ…
Thu Jan 04 06:33:53 +0000 2018