Did you know? The word emoji comes from the Japanese word E, for picture, MO, for writing, and JI, which means letter or character.
Emojis are small pictures that are used in text to show emotion or to replace a written word, sometimes they can be innocent and sometimes they can have a deeper meaning.
I’m sure we all know what emojis are, but did you know they can have hidden meanings?
Entire conversations can be ‘said’ without saying a word, with the rise of emojis it’s left plenty of people in the dark and it’s never been so easy for Young People to keep their conversations in secret
We are not suggesting that all Young People use these emojis for their hidden meaning but it’s always good to be aware.
From threats, sexual invitations to drug references, look below at the unofficial meanings behind the emojis.
🍑 – Peach is a easy one! Bum!
🍆🍌 – These phallic fruits can be used to represent a penis
💦 – Splash symbol can be used to mean orgasm
🏩 – Love Hotel can be used to represent a brothel
😶 – The silent face could be used to threaten someone to keep quiet
💊 – The pill has been used by drug dealers to let people know they have heroin for sale
❄ – A snowflake is sometimes used to represent cocaine
🍁 – The Maple leaf! Known for Weed/Drugs
🚀 – The Rocket is used by Drug dealers to show that their products have a high potency
👀 – Eyes mean send a sexy selfie
🔥 – Fire = HOT HOT!
📬 – The mailbox is a strange one! This can be used to represent sex
🍒 – Cherries represent breasts
🎞 – Filmstrip can represent a X-rated video
👯 – Two bunny ladies may mean sex workers
During the Summer of 2019 an article was released from an interview with a young carer whose situation had become so desperate that she felt like there was no option but to ‘put herself into foster care’. At age 15, Laura Kinsley, spent nine months in foster care after not receiving adequate support. Read more here.
In 2020, 117 new emojis are set to be released but with no specific date, but speculation has it that is should be about now.
For Android they will be in Beta around August time, IOS and MacOS in October or November.
You can see the full list here.
Included in the new emojis are the likes of gender inclusive icons, such as:
🧑🎄 – Gender neutral Santa Clause called Mx Claus
🤵♀️ – Woman in tuxedo
👰♂️ – Man with veil
- Gender neutral parent bottle feeding a baby
🏳️⚧️ – A flag with horizontal pale blue and pale pink stripes with a single white stripe in the middle, used as a Transgender or Transgender Pride flag and commonly seen at Pride events.
There are also new smiley faces and hand gestures, like:
- Smiling face with a tear
- Smiling face with disguise wearing fake nose, moustache and glasses
- Pinched fingers commonly associated with a stereotypical Italian hand gesture
- People hugging, which is depicted by two blue figures shown in an embrace.
Also featured in the line up is a range of new animals, including:
- A black cat
- A dodo
- A seal
- A worm
- A polar bear
Of course it wouldn’t be a new emoji announcement if there wasn’t also a random selection of emojis that leave people wondering ‘Why?’, like:
- A mirror
- An accordion
- A log
- A roller skate
- A green bell pepper
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We're always looking for foster carers from different cultural, religious and racial backgrounds, single people, couples (whether married or living together, with or without children). Together we can make a difference to children's lives.