1) The Eggplant Emoji
Intended to be just an ordinary aubergine, this emoji eventually became the universal stand-in emoji for penis. I still giggle like an 8-year-old whenever I see it in markets.
2) The Peach Emoji
When I found out that this was the emoji stand-in for ass, I wondered why people didn’t use the apple emoji instead. (Because of apple bottom jeans.) I’m no longer surprised though because this emoji does look like a juicy butt.
3) The Crying Emoji
It will never not tickle me that an emoji created to express sadness somehow became the laughing emoji’s companion whenever hilarious shit happens. Internet people are weird.
4) The Skull Emoji
This one became the laughing emojis second companion but only in cases where what is funny is also savage as hell.
5) The Clown Emoji
Now used to call people stupid. Just leave a bunch of these in the comments of a person’s post to let them know that they’ve said or done something incredibly idiotic.
6) The Moon Emoji
According to emojipedia, this emoji was generally used to say ‘good night’. But one day, someone realised that the emoji looks like the face you make when you’re waiting for the object of your desire to decipher the sexual innuendo you just dropped. And the rest is history.
7) The Smiling Emoji
Though innocent-looking, this emoji is passive-aggressive as hell. Like, real serial killer smile shit. If someone ever sends you this, start begging for your life.
8) The Banana Emoji
The day I heard that people use this as a stand-in for uncircumcised penises, I died. Tis my ghost typing this right now.
9) The Splash Emoji
Used to refer to any sexual fluid. You people are truly nasty. I can not stand y’all.
10) The Monkey Emoji
Just like the moon emoji, this is also used for risky texts. However, this one only comes in when you’ve sent a hella risky text and you’re dreading the response because it might be negative and blow up in your face.
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