Dictionary.com now offers definitions for emoji


#1

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#2

Sad face.


#3

I thought eggplant-as-penis was based on a Japanese pun. Has it made its way into the English-speaking internet?


#4

Definitely widely known in Britain if I can trust my pirated youtube panel shows.

But honestly, that sounds like teenage slang I shouldn’t be using one way or another.


#5

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


#6

Language changes, I’m afraid. Nothing wrong with defining it when it does.


#7

Not sure what the right emoji response is to that, but it caused me to make my IRL tilted-head-like-a-curious-dog face.

Note: I’m 31 but older at heart and frequently can’t figure out what emotion or sentiment the emoji face options on my phone are even trying to convey.


#8

I think you sometimes miss the irony in my posts. Then again, I have this problem with people IRL as well.


#9

Some better ones might be:

(╯°Д°)╯︵ ┻━┻
(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

The table flip thing isn’t as common on the English-speaking internet. Indeed, I got it from a Japanese friend of mine who was reared on 2ch (off which 4chan was patterned).


#10

Fair enough I guess.


#11

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