Sometimes a simple text message isn’t enough. Sometimes you want to convey anger, excitement, love, dread or other strong emotions without spelling it out. That’s where emojis come in.
A string of these little icons can tell entire stories. Or you could use just one to say what you mean. The possibilities for emojis are endless, especially when you come up with your own. Tap or click here for five ways to create custom emojis.
While it can be fun to convey a mood or tell a joke using emojis, you must consider your audience. Certain emoji combinations may produce more than you bargained for. Keep reading to find out the shocking meaning behind these emoji combinations.
More than one way to read an emoji
There are 3,633 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of September 2021, according to Emojipedia. That’s a lot to choose from, so it’s no wonder there are incidents of confusion.
You don’t have to intentionally spell out something to sow confusion. Like the folded hands; some emojis can be interpreted in multiple ways. In this case, it could symbolize prayer or somebody begging for a favor. It has even been used as a high-five gesture. Tap or click here for more details on this versatile icon.
It should come as no surprise that people found inappropriate and lewd interpretations for certain emojis. An image as simple as a peach can refer to more than just a fruit.
The same goes for grapes and cherries and non-consumable icons such as camels, cameras, and rocket ships. Tap or click here for our report on the double meaning behind some of these symbols.
You can dial things up by combining two or more emojis to create more graphic meanings. The Sun compiled some of these meanings and we’ll show you some others. This should help you to avoid any accidental social blunders.
The peach has come to symbolize a person’s behind. Put a hand and devil around it and it suggests spanking.
Some emojis by themselves don’t have popular second meanings, but when you put them together, it changes that. Combine a movie ticket, dancing female, and a set of eyes and it’s like saying you want to watch a woman dancing in a state of undress.
There are arrow emojis that are just that; arrows. There are others with words attached such as “ON” and “TOP.” It doesn’t take much imagination to combine these with the emoji of a person to show where you like to be behind closed doors.
Telling someone you want them to remove their pants can only be interpreted in one way. This can be done by combining a person crossing their arms, pants and the arrow emoji with the word “SOON” attached.
Food emojis are popular choices to convey sexual messages (the eggplant emoji is among the most popular). The phallic nature of the baguette emoji made this all but a certainty. Combine it with a honeypot to symbolize a woman’s private parts and the message is clear.
You don’t need to think too hard to figure out what a snake can represent. And the flower is a symbol of a woman’s virginity in many cultures.
Combine a bird, a bee and a dialogue icon and you get the discussion parents dread having with their children.
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