Are you using emojis correctly, or are you deliberately using them incorrectly as a lot of them have double meanings? Should their be a guide or are we all just happy to use our favourites and occasionally dabble with new ones. I have selected a few below for their meanings and how they are designed. For a full list of all of the meanings of emojis please

So we will start with some easy examples and then move on to the more obscure.


Mr. Cool Smiley with sunglasses. Everything is cool. Also a symbol for summer holidays, and holidays on the beach.

‍Winking Face With Stuck-Out Tongue

Smiley boldly sticks out the tongue, winking with one eye. Has made a joke or wants to flirt with the person they are sending it to. Is carefree and does not mean it seriously.

Grinning face
Grinning face with smiling eyes

Grinning face - The happy smiling face is one of the most common emojis and universally applicable: you just want to say hello, express joy or excitement about something or brighten up a short text. Grinning face with smiling eyes - Smiley's mouth is wide open, its eyes squeezed shut with joy. Laughs loudly, cheerfully and heartily. Only the typical emoji eyes distinguish it from the classical smiley face. Can also be used for sarcasm.


Their are different options when choosing emojis with people - The Simpsons, White, Asian, Black, Red head etc etc. This is a great way to personalise your emoji.

Emojis with double meanings

Aubergine / Eggplant

These 3 have double meanings, though it is obvious what they are, they are sometimes used for sexual messages. Their are others which have double meanings too, and ones used together to create other meanings. If your unsure and don't want to offend the recipient our advice is to check first before hitting the send button.

Their are so many to choose from that it is sometimes difficult to know which one to pick... A quick tip is to type in what you want to say and see the example the phone is suggesting and use that.

World Emoji Day

World Emoji Day is today 17th July, so to celebrate apple have designed some new ones. Their are some obvious ones, but if your unsure visit the emojipedia just in case.

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