Everyone enjoys the communication convenience that emojis have brought to our lives - the joy of being able to express what words alone can’t describe and the fun of having a conversation without text, which saves us the hassle of cramming acronyms just to appear cool. This is just to mention a few.
Emojis are interesting features that add flare and depth to our conversations. Most of the time, they convey their message in one way, but lately, they’ve been laced with other meanings we think you should know.
The Fire Emoji is commonly used to describe something or someone that is lit; a slang term which means awesome, hot or cool. Wait a minute! ‘Lit’ has other meanings too… and so does the Fire Emoji. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, ‘lit’ has been a slang term meaning ‘intoxicated’ for over a century, and the Fire Emoji doubles as a way to say someone is very high or drunk. While it can also be used to mean sexy, it is used by some people to reference cigarettes and marijuana.
On its own, this emoji can be used to convey two messages. It is either used as sweat droplets or rain/water droplets and that’s all it should convey really. However, sweat and water are not the only type of fluids that this emoji can represent. More recently, the droplet Emoji is often used in sexual contexts.
Blame the negative publicity this innocent fruit has gotten in recent times on pop artistes who continue to use Banana to connote a part of the body in their popular songs. The Banana Emoji literally represents the fruit (Yes! Banana is a fruit), but what does it figuratively represent?... We know you know (winks!).
If you are not subtly abusing your naughty and sarcastic friend with the goat emoji, what else would you use it for? When not used to refer to an animal, this emoji stands for GOAT, an acronym for the Greatest Of All Time (Yes! What you see trending on Twitter after every high profile football match involving either or both Ronaldo and Messi), generally used to praise highly skilled individuals and talented athletes for being the all time best in their chosen field. Well, it’s okay to call yourself GOAT too, but make sure you are ready to do what GOATs do…
Now that you know, flaunt your knowledge with pride!