Telset.id, Jakarta – The presence of WhatsApp emoji makes chat so more colorful. Conversations become more expressive and represent the user’s feelings through symbols. But apparently, there are still many who misinterpret the funny symbols.
Have you used WhatsApp emoji according to its designation? Because, there are still many who misinterpret the meaning of an emoji.
If so, it is not impossible that there will be differences in the meaning of the sender and recipient of the emoji, because many people are fooled by the image on the WhatsApp emoji.
So as not to be misunderstood, here are the true meanings of 12 emojis that are often misunderstood when you chat on WhatsApp:
1. Folded Hands
Folded hands It is one of the most frequently found emojis on WhatsApp and is also often misunderstood. Most Indonesians use this emoji when expressing apologies, thanks, or prayers. There are also those who think of it as a person who is doing high-five.
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According to emojipedia, folded hands are two hands firmly joined together. In Japanese culture, this means please or thank you.
Emoji folded hands was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Person with Folded Hands”. It was officially added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
2. Face-Saving Food
Many also misinterpret this one emoji as emoticons to mock others. Actually this emoji is to show satisfaction after enjoying a good meal.
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Face Savoring Food was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Face Savoring Delicious Food”. It was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
3. Kissing Face
Not a few think that this emoji shows a person who is whistling or sneering. But actually the expression of giving a kiss. Usually used to convey love and affection.
Kissing Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.1 in 2012. This emoji was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
4. Backhand Index Pointing Up
This emoji-shaped index finger pointing upwards is often assumed to indicate direction or something that is above. In fact, this emoji is a sign of someone raising their hand to ask or answer a question.
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Backhand Index Pointing Up became part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “White Up Pointing Backhand Index” and was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
5. Confounded Face
This emoji is often mistaken for expressing feelings of fear. When in fact this emoji is to show feelings as if shaking, frustrated, or holding back tears.
Confounded Face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010. This emoji was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
6. Tired Face
This Tired Face Emoji is often misinterpreted, because it is considered to describe people who are disappointed. In fact, this emoji actually wants to describe that you are feeling very tired.
7. Face Blowing A Kiss
This emoji shows a winking face, pursed lips, and a floating heart. People often mistakenly think that the person who sent this emoji is flirty, because they wink to invite a kiss.
Even though the emoji with the official name Face Blowing a Kiss actually means giving a distant kiss as a goodbye, or we usually say “kiss bye”.
8. Neutral Face
Emoji Neutral Face or this innocent face is often described as a clever master, but it is difficult to guess because it is like keeping something.
In fact, this emoji actually describes an innocent person, who doesn’t understand what is being said. Maybe it’s similar to Oneng.
9. Expressionless Face
People often mistake the meaning of this straight line eye and mouth emoji, because it is considered the same as the Neutral Face emoji. However, the meanings of the two are contradictory.
This Expressionless Face Emoji wants to show that you are not interested in the topic being discussed. Because you don’t like, prefer “no comments”. That’s the true meaning of this emoji.
10. Persevering Face
A face with tightly closed eyes (like a boomerang shape), large arched eyebrows, and a slightly downward curved mouth. The depiction is often mistaken for a symbol of a person who is suffering from pain, or is also thought to be desperate.
Padal Persevering Face emoji actually wants to describe the condition of you who are resigned to facing problems, surviving a difficult condition and despair. But you persisted in facing it.
11. Pouting Face
Many are misunderstood with this emoji, because it is considered to symbolize you are furious. Naturally, his face was made red with eyes like bulging and eyebrows slanted upwards. Similar to people who are “angry”.
Even though the emoji with the official name Pouting Face is made to describe that you are pouting because you are a little annoyed. So it’s not so angry yet.
12. Face Screaming in Fear
This face with wide vacant eyes, open mouth, and hands on your face doesn’t mean you’re shocked by the shocking news.
This emoji indicates that you are screaming because you are in a situation of extreme fear, and it makes your face immediately pale. This emoji is inspired by the famous painting “The Scream” by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
Well, that was the real meaning of the 12 emojis that you often use when chatting on WhatsApp. It may seem trivial, but if you misinterpret the emoji sent, you could be in big trouble. (HR/HBS)