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9 of the most popular emojis, and what they REALLY mean

You might have thought emojis were pretty straightforward. You were wrong.
Nov 22nd 2014, 9:30 AM 67,806 21

PUZZLED BY THE modern hieroglyph, the emoji? Wondering what your friends are really saying when they tap one out?

Fear not – for we have decoded the secret meanings to nine of the most popular emojis. And they’re probably not what you think.

1. Speak No Evil Monkey

0798 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: I can’t believe I just told you that really hot piece of gossip!

What it really means: I am fully aware I just said that. The minute I heard it I knew I was going to tell you. #sorrynotsorry

2. Crying With Laughter

0741 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: This is HILARIOUS.

What it really means: This is HILARIOUS although I really shouldn’t be laughing at it. At all.

3. Information Desk Person

0526 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: Whatever!

What it really means: I actually do care. More than a little bit. But I’d never tell you that.

4. Smirking Emoji

0754 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: I’m being a bit cheeky…

What it really means: How you doin’?

5. See No Evil Monkey

0796 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: I can’t believe you just did that, ya mad yoke!

What it actually means: You’re an absolute EEJIT.

6. Painting Nails

0530 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: Feeling glam, too cute 4 u

What it really means: I’m trying really hard to be sassy. Am I sassy?

7. Relaxed Smiley

0088 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: Just really pleased right now!

What it really means: Look how smug I am.

8. Weary Face

0772 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: I’m just so exhausted and worn out!

What it really means: TAKE PITY ON MEEEEEE!

9. Smiley Poop

0566 Source: Iemoji

What they want it to mean: Smiley poop.

What it really means: …Smiley poop.

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