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5 Emoji’s We Are Using Wrong


EMOJI is a pretty universal language but many of us may be using them completely wrong.

The popular pictograms can be easily misconstrued, as new research suggests.

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Even seemingly innocent ones like the slightly smiling face is apparently misused.

Almost a quarter of us use it to convey a genuine smile when messaging friends and family but it can have the opposite effect for some generations.

Gen Z and Millennials interpret it as showing passive aggressiveness, or for moments of sarcasm and even irritation.

And so many others are also causing confusion.

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The upside down smiley face is one of the top five misunderstood emoji, according to a poll of 1,000 people by TextAnywhere.

It can easily represent sarcasm, irony, humor, and silliness, but also awkwardness or frustration, where someone might use it instead of typing “oh well”.

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