7 Things (Which Are My Most Used Emojis) This Week, 2021-12-12
A weekly list of things I found interesting, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.
1️⃣ 👍 (Thumbs Up)
Best for giving a quick confirmation, either in agreement or just a read receipt, without needing to type out a full sentence.
2️⃣ ✅ (Check Mark Button)
In the same vein as 👍, but to let someone know that a task is done!
3️⃣ 🙂 (Slightly Smiling Face)
Baseline happy. In fact, I have
:) set to automatically replace as
🙂 since old texting habits die hard.
4️⃣ 😁 (Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes)
This is my excited face!
5️⃣ 😆 (Grinning Squinting Face)
Best for laughing, especially at one’s self. Also, this emoji always reminds me of Chandler’s face from this scene (starts at 00:36).
6️⃣ 🤞 (Crossed Fingers)
I’m not a particularly religious person 🙏, but I do hope for things, so crossed fingers come in handy (😆).
7️⃣ 🤷♂️ (Man Shrugging)
This is my newest favorite emoji because it’s helpful in deflecting internet criticism. It adds just enough informality that I think it helps me come across as less authoritative, and more as just giving my personal opinion. 🤷♂️
Thanks to Emojipedia for being the ultimate emoji resource, and for allowing sweet URLs like
https://emojipedia.org/🤷♂️/ to actually work! Also, you should check out the amazing (and free) Rocket for Mac, which makes using emojis way more effortless.
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