Happy World Emoji Day! 🥳

source: :date: World Emoji Day — July 17, 2023

Today is a rather peculiar day as it is World Emoji Day. It is not an official holiday, but rather an informal one and it was popularized by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, and he chose July 17th based on the way the calendar emoji is shown on iPhones.

So, let’s have a bit of fun with emojis today, tell us below:

  • What is your favorite emoji(s), or if you are nostalgic about the past, emoticon(s)? → What are emoticons?
  • Your top three (or top 5) most used emojis on your phone or tablet or computer? Feel free to include a screenshot.
  • Is there an emoji that carries special meanings where you are from?

And to take it up a notch, you can tell others a little bit about yourself using mainly emojis in this thread! :wink:

Our forum does use emojis within reactions (similar to Facebook’s), feel free to suggest a new emoji as well!

:slight_smile: :stuck_out_tongue: :wink: these are my top three

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Not sure about my favorite but this is my most used one → :thinking:

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Here are some of the most used/recently used emojis on my phones.

My favorite emojis would probably be: :woozy_face: and :face_holding_back_tears:

Did you know that the :slightly_smiling_face: (:slightly_smiling_face:) emoji actually carries a double meaning for many millenials and gen Z-ers in Vietnam? For westerners it may just simply mean a friendly smile, but here, somehow the emoji has been used to (covertly) express contempt and mockery, or passive-aggressiveness.

Now here’s a bit about me in emojis :tada:

  • My Vietnamese name (“Vũ”) can means “the rain” :cloud_with_rain: in Sino-Vietnamese vocabulary (our language has a lot of loanwords from Chinese).
  • How I start my day: with a big cup of :coffee:
  • Favorite pastime: :zzz: or :joystick: :video_game:
  • Languages that I know: :vietnam: :uk:, currently learning :de:, would love to learn :es:
  • Countries I’ve been to (mostly trips with my family): :us: :uk: :ru: :thailand: :malaysia: :cambodia: :australia: :canada:
  • Mood right now: want to have sh*tloads of :dollar: (don’t we all?)