Have you ever been confused by the use of an emoji? You’re not alone.
This week, Adobe released a study on emojis and shared the three most MISUNDERSTOOD emojis are the cowboy hat face, cherries, and the upside-down face.
According to “Emojipedia,” the cowboy represents “exuberance, whimsy, confidence, or adventure.” It’s also used in the context of country and farming, and some people just drop it in to show people that they aren’t annoyed.
The cherries emoji can mean more than just cherries, though. It can be used as emoji-slang for a woman’s breasts or a male’s private parts.
The upside-down face is also vague. It’s used for irony, sarcasm, and joking . . . or a feeling of goofiness or silliness. Some say it can be interchangeable with the person shrugging emoji or the melting face.
Perhaps this is why they are the most misunderstood.