What these Emojis Really mean
If you are a ‘Whatsapper’, a ‘Bbm-er’ or just a normal ‘Texter’, you would have had so many encounters with Emojis, as a matter of fact, In today’s world, we can barely send a text without using emoji, maybe because of the fact that they allow us express ourselves better or simply because of the comic relief it adds to the conversation, whichever way, Emojis have become an important part of our communication strategy.
So it was to my greatest shock when I found out that, some Emojis actually have different meanings to what I had in my head…. now I am not talking about your famous 🙂 ( Smiley Face), 🙁 (Sad Face), 😉 (Winking face) emoji neeeh, I am talking about the Emojis you find when you slide to the 3rd or 4th page of your Emoji Keyboard.
For those that might be asking how valid these meanings are, Don’t fret, I got them from Emojipedia the Wikipedia for Emojis. So sit down tight and read on.
1. My Opinion: The Back at you Emoji or “Atewo (Two hands) in the air” Emoji
Actual Meaning of Emoji: Two Open Hands Sign, representing either openness or a hug. AKA: Hug Emoji.
2. My Opinion: The “I can’t see anything” emojiActual Meaning of Emoji: Dizzy Face
3. My Opinion: The “Mogbe What have you done” Emoji
Actual Meaning of Emoji: Face With an OK Gesture. A person with arms above her head, making an ‘OK’ sign (circle) with the whole body.
4. My Opinion: The ” I love my house” Emoji
Actual meaning: Love Hotel. A hotel that can be hired by the hour, instead of as accommodation for the evening. AKA: Lover’s house
5. My Opinion: The “This place is hot” Emoji
Actual meaning of Emoji: A look of concern, with a blue forehead and sweat dripping down the cheek. AKA: The Concerned Face
6. My Opinion: The ” One tear dropping from my eye” Emoji
Actual meaning: Sleepy Face; this Sleepy Face Emoji is drooling out one side of its mouth. Presumably in a deep sleep. AKA: Drooling Sleepy face
7. My Opinion: The “I am so sad” emoji
Actual Meaning: Disappointed but Relieved Face. This Emoji has sweat dripping from its brow, presumably due to a stressful situation.
8. My Opinion: The ” Girl with hands raised” emoji
Actual meaning: An information desk person, iconically represented in the Apple emoji artwork as a girl holding out her hand as if she were a waitress carrying an invisible tray of drinks.
Question of the day: Have you ever used any of these Emojis with a different meaning? Do let me know.. let us laugh together. 😉