Hi guys! Thank you all for the amazing feedback on my previous post. It was quite encouraging and I have decided to give more than I gave the last time to show my appreciation. Like I said before, you can google it and find out what your emojis really mean because I really can’t cover it all in two or three blog posts.
A fellow blogger @simplenaijagirl made a very valuable comment and I’d share it before we go on. She said “usually, you can search emoji’s on your keypad using plain words. That way, you don’t misinterpret them”. This is another solution if googling it is too much for you.
Look at the emojis above closely. People misuse these emojis a lot. I know emojis look small on our phones and we are always in a hurry to send that message but it wouldn’t hurt to look closely.
Picture one: two ladies kissing. This emoji is for lesbians. A lady could send this to her girlfriend- as in a girl who she has a sexual and romantic relationship with. I am straight so when other ladies send me this emoji, I really don’t know how to respond.
Picture two: two men kissing. That emoji is for gay men. If you are sure that your male friend is not gay, please don’t make the man uncomfortable.
Picture three: two ladies in love. Another lesbian emoji. Sometimes, ladies send it to their platonic friends too so it could be interpreted both ways. It’s not wrong to love your friend.
Picture four: two men in love. Another gay emoji or it could signify love between friends.
Picture five: a man and a woman in love. Now, that is for straight people like me.
Picture six: a man and a woman kissing. Feel free to send that to your lover. I do too.
Funny thing is the internet describes all these emojis as a couple-presumably a man and a woman in love- except for the two ladies kissing who are actually called lesbians. Do the math!
The emojis above are self-explanatory. These are the three wise monkeys known as KIKAZARU who hears no evil, MIZARU who sees no evil and IWAZARU who speaks no evil. They originate from Japan and that’s as far as I would go. You can find out more on your own.
That’s it for today. I hope you had fun reading this. If you need clarity on anything, ask in the comment section. Thank you