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30-year-old College Student Discovers Real Meaning Of Emojis… According to Gen Z

When emojis no longer mean what they use to, you could find yourself accidently offending people. 

When you hit your thirties, you start to wonder how you got so out of touch so quickly. You don’t know any of the bands in the Triple J hottest 100 anymore; you have to have a water chaser after every drink, so you don’t feel like crap at brunch the following day, and emojis don’t mean what they used to.

For 30-year-old Millennial, TikTok user and college student @GenWhyScarlett, she has found herself getting schooled at school by the Gen-Z students sharing the dorm. Sharing a video on TikTok, @GenWhyScarlett educated Millennials on some of the lesser-known meanings of some of your favourite emojis.

👍 Thumbs up

Harmless right? Wrong! Apparently, the old thumbs up is very passive-aggressive these days.

🥺Pleading Face

This cute little face means ‘innocent’ and can take a sharp right turn and mean ‘horny’. What happened to the good old eggplant days?

👉👈 Backhand Index Pointing Left/Right

These two emojis together mean ‘ashamed’ or ‘shy’. But this can also mean ‘horny’.

🙃 Upside-Down Face

It Means FML (f my life). Enough said.

😅 Grinning Face with Sweat

This one means ‘I’m stressed, but it’s fine’. I guess a bottle full of emotions would be too detailed for an emoji…

🥲 Smiling Face with Tear

Brace yourself, according to @GenWhyScarlett and the Gen-Z students from the School of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.. This one now means ‘I’m killing myself tonight’.

🍒 Cherries

It’s no secret what 🍆 is commonly used for. It appears that cherries have now been pulled into the innuendo world of emojis. Apparently, it now means ‘titties’.

Check out @GenWhyScarlett’s full video here, you might learn a few more!