Emojis seem to epitomize modern digital communication – but some of these symbols have cultural meanings that go back decades or even centuries. These eight emojis have cultural and historical meanings that will truly surprise you.
Crying Face Emoji
Common usage: This emoji is used to convey feelings of sorrow or rejection. But that water droplet is not a tear; it is actually spit.
Real meaning and origin: In Japan, this emoji is used as an invitation to play ‘seeko han,’ a popular spitting game. [Read more…]