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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.

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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