Decoding emoticons

So, we all use whatsapp and the possibilities of you using emoticons along with your messages are very high, we all use ’em..but do we use them correctly? We all have our hidden meanings behind the emoticons we use (besides for what it is actually meant for) ..lets go through a few of them..what say?

..and it’s also a fact that Guys and Girls use emoticons differently, depending on situation and current mood of course. A girl may be on her period and you can bet she won’t be sending you smiley emoticons..  [okay! I was kidding]

I use a whole lot of emoticons during chats, primarily because I chat a lot with the opposite sex..and they love chats to be colorful, so emoticons and lots of ’em

My favorite would be  (this is supposed to be just a smile ryt?) I’d use this..when I really don’t know what to say and a smiley kinda does it..

 next is ‘the wink’ (a wink? I’m confused  when to use it, maybe to indicate I’m kidding) Not really! I use it when I’m actually typing something but I have something naughty brewing in my mind.

 this of course is supposed to me (‘I’m thinking’! maybe a little confused too) but all I’m trying to say thru this emo is “what the eff did she just say, I didn’t understand..please simplify/break it down for me. Girls can get very technical sometimes when talking about things they like..

(Irritated maybe!? or I’m not amused at all)  ~ the unfriendly emoticon ~ Used by females a lot.. and they won’t even explain why they’ve used it, that’s left for the guy to find out. Clearly the guy has said something wrong!

 (this is self explanatory) I use this when I genuinely wish to give a hug and a kiss.. don’t think there’s an emo for a hug, so for me – it says that ‘for whatever you’ve just said or made me feel, you deserve a hug and a tight peck on the cheek kiss (if I was there with you right now, that’s what I would do..)

Can someone tell me what this emo means?Never used it..

I’m not really angry but I could be.. that would be my version. Not sure what it is supposed to mean? Maybe I’m just angry?

Use this one quite frequently  Not sure why! ..coz I wanna portray myself as a saint maybe! Always with the halo over my head

Okay, I’ll have to admit.. I’m not really laughing as hard as the emo suggests. I think people tend to overdo this emoticon.. I mean why use it like this? I mean like really!! how much are you laughing??

Lastly, what’s this emo supposed to mean? I’m cool? I’m a dude? or that its just sunny and I need to wear sunglasses?

Until very recently I thought  meant ‘waving a hand/saying bye’ but then after a very interesting whatsapp conversation with a friend, she asked me if I wanted to spank her.. well that opened up a whole new conversation 

There are just way too many emoticons on whatsapp, I don’t think I’ve even used 50% of them..and then you have the dudes behind the whatsapp app, adding more with every update! Like seriously! They’ve almost covered every emotion.. and things you might want to say using a word, with an emoticon – what’s left?

My appeal to you all is:

Don’t restrict your life to a couple of emoticons..get out there and have your say!  

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