If you have a phone or even perhaps at your job, you probably use emoji’s when sending texts or work messages. According to the link below from aol.com, some 6 billion emoji’s are sent EVERY DAY.
What is an emoji? They are the little images (usually a face) that is used to convey a message without typing it out. For example, you might send someone a red face to show that you are angry.
Anyway, as the list of different emoji’s is almost as long as actual words in the dictionary, it was only a matter of time before kids began to create their own language with them. And it isn’t always pleasant so if is important as a parent to know what a lot of these images can mean.
Emoji’s can be used to bully, threaten, ask for drugs, ask for sex,etc. The problem is that each and every emoji could mean a number of different things.
A few examples:
- A pig can mean the animal or a police officer
- The symbol of a water closet or restroom can also mean woman crush
- Footprints can also mean beer.
- A frog can mean someone is “ugly.”
- A cute image of a dog can actually be an insult of the b-word.
- A smiling pile of poop is another profanity.
- Strung together, a running man and a bowling ball means, “I’m going to hit you.”
- Scissors mean “I’m going to cut you.”
- A knife, a certain face and a shower equals psycho.
- A skull with a right arrow and a fire means “die in a fire.”
And this emoji dictionary is Extremely useful: