Laughing with Tears Emoji

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My Domaine put together a guide to help smartphone users figure out each emoji’s true meaning. And it turns out we’ve had a lot of the symbols wrong all along.

For example, the egg in a frying pan emoji is supposed to simply mean cooking and what we thought was a shooting star emoji actually signals dizziness, according to the guide. Who knew?!

Click here to see if you’ve been using emojis the wrong way all this time.

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