So apparently we’re devolving as a species. Why? Because we’re back to using hieroglyphics to communicate with one another. Only difference is that instead of drawing symbols, faces, and people on cave walls, we’re using these things called “Emojis” – like, all the time. It’s said that over 60% of text conversations are made up of emojis, instead of actual words. And yet, believe it or not, there are some people who are still using them wrong. For example, they send the “crying of laughter” emoji when they hear that there’s been a death in the family. Or, they send the “Eek face” when they hear good news, instead of something shocking – which is what it’s really meant for. So for a little help, we’ve got Hollywood actors Orlando Jones and Bella Thorne to act out live, some of these more misunderstood emojis for us. Afterwards, you’ll be able to either emoji like a pro, or, regret the day you ever clicked on this page as to be honest, this tutorial is really really weird :-/
The flexed bicep emoji is a floating, body-less one. But here we see it attached to a human being. We ourselves are not to sure how, or why to use this one. Typically it’s used to talk about how strong we are. But too many people use it to ask someone if they want to go to the gym. Why? Isn’t it easier to just text, “Gym. 9pm. You In?” instead?
Kissy Cat Face
Her Bell Thorne acts out the kissy cat face for us. We can’t help but to think it’s way cuter than the emoji one. Did you know that the kissy cat face is one of the most used emoji – especially by people who don’t even own a cat? Makes sense though, given that the Internet and cats go together like white on rice.
Cry Me a River
Here Orlando Jones shows us the most extreme of the crying emojis – the one that looks like waterfalls pouring out of each eye. Orlando here is definitely not as dramatic as the emoji he’s portraying. But then again, who is? Who literally cries a river these days in our shallow, uncaring, heartless, borderline sociopathic society we’re all living in, anyway?
Info Desk Woman
What’s with the info desk woman emoji? It’s as if she’s gesturing to say “Here it is!”, but to us, it looks more like a “Whatever”, said in a valley-girl kinda way. Nevertheless, people use this one like, all the time. Like, ok?
Why are you acting out the dancing woman in the red dress for us Orlando? You aren’t wearing a red dress, and you’re definitely not a woman. So I guess we’ll have to use our imagination here for this super crazy popular emoji everyone sends, not just when they feel like getting their dance on, but whenever they’re excited enough to break out into a happy dance.
So this dude nailed it. Like, totally – he looks exactly like the Smirk emoji. The smirk is supposed to be used when saying something cheeky. But too many dudes use it when trying to pick up the ladies, which always comes off super lame.
Hey, so who cast Orlando here? He doesn’t look like the ghost emoji, but rather, like a person who just saw a ghost. And yet, he’s kinda spooking us out here with his expression. Hey, wait a second … Orlando (who is black), the ghost (who is white), and spook … ok, let’s move on shall we?
Hands Up Celebration
We totally applauded his wink emoji, but come on now, who can’t do the hands up in celebration one? In fact, the expression on his face looks more like he’s exasperated, throwing his hands up in frustration. It’s an “I’ve had enough of this sh*t, I quit!” one. And if that’s the way you feel Mr. Emoji actor, then fine, quit. Next…
Would the casting director of these images please give us a call, cause this one looks nothing like the Grimace. Geez, anyway. What he’s trying to do here is that face with a wide, straight smile and eyes that are all squinty. People totally misuse that one to connote happiness, when in fact, it’s a grimace face. Something you use when you’re in pain. Like, the “just banged my funny-bone” kinda pain, and not the “I just had to put my dog down” one.
Why do you need the twin dancers emoji when the dancing lady in the red dress works just fine? We’re not quite sure, but the recently updated one looks more like two dancing bunnies, rather than girls. And we’re cool with that. Especially if they’re meant to suggest Playboy bunnies.
If you’re stuck on next year’s Halloween costume, then here you go. We’ve gotta give this dude props on going all out with the props for this cat emoji. Love how the glasses make the heart shapes over each eye.
Here’s the one emoji that looks exactly the same in real life as it does as pixels on your screen, especially now in the updated version where they’ve removed the halo of light. Why’d they do that? Probably because people were using it to symbolize prayer – which is wrong. It’s really just a “thank you” or “please”. So please, use this one correctly will you?