Most of us have used emojis at some point in our textual lives. But do you know what they really mean? In honour of World Emoji Day on 17 July, take our quiz to find out how emoji-savvy you are!
Answers are at the bottom of the page.
QUIZ: What do the following emojis convey?
- Slightly cross
- “My lips are sealed”
- “No comment”
- “I surrender”
- Jazz hands!
- Cold morning
- When sneezes go bad…
- Uncle Melvin
- Hot springs
- Hot apple pie
- Hot poop
- Home sweet home!
- Love hotel
- Crazy eyes
- Gritted teeth
- Neutral, not giving away a particular emotion. (Samsung).
- “No comment”. Different to the neutral emoji, this face denotes a deliberate display of “no comment”. (Apple).
- Hugs, or offering a hug. (Apple).
- Both worried or sad. (Mozilla).
- Frustrated, or steaming mad. (Samsung).
- Nerd. (Facebook).
- Hot springs. This symbol is commonly used to represent an ‘onsen’ (Japanese hot spring) on maps. (Microsoft).
- Trick question, they are all correct! Emojipedia describes the Smirking Face as a “sly smile, often used with a sexual, or smug connotation.” Psst.. I always thought this was a wry smile so I’m pretty sure I’ve sent this to my boss and countless other innocents. Awkward. (Apple).
- Love hotel, which is a hotel that can be hired ‘by the hour’ – if you know what I mean Because some people assume the H on the building stands for Hospital, this emoji is often used mistakenly to convey sweet ‘get well’ sentiments. Get well indeed..! (Apple).
- Crazy Face, also known as ‘Crazy Eyes”, “Excited” or “Wild”. This is a new emoji, launched this year. (Apple).
For more emojis and their original, intended meanings, visit Emojipedia.