I see a plethora of emojis all over social media. In my opinion, the purpose of these symbols is to add emotion and personality to the blurbs we write on a daily basis just so our words are not misunderstood.
I am very careful with my written words in an effort to convey the intended meaning. I am also very careful with my use of these emotion-bearing symbols. There are a few I use generally, and you’ve seen them here frequently (☺🌷😉 👍😂🍻😔 ), but there are special ones I save for those I’m more intimate with (😍👄💋❤). And of course, there are the naughty /suggestive ones I will save for use with a significant other if I’m lucky to ever find one in this lifetime! (Wait, did you really think I’d post those here? 😂)
The thing is, because I know how and why I choose to use a particular emoji, the meaning I attach to each symbol may mean something completely different to someone else. So even if emojis are meant to add personality and emotion, they can also be just as misunderstood as our written words. In effect, nothing really replaces the actual ‘spoken’ word. Subtle nuances are lost in a text message and bad emoji translation can also cause quite a ruckus!
So here are my questions to you lovely people:
– Which emojis do you use with friends?
– Which do you use with significant others?
– Which do you use with family?
– What do emojis mean to you?
b. Significant affection
c. Just decoration for your words or
d. Nothing at all
Would love to hear your feedback on this and as always thanks for stopping by. Best wishes now and always.
I never send emojis to business contacts. Perhaps a smiley face but that’s it. Anything more is just a big no no!
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Contents written: October 7 2016
Originally published: October 8 2016
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