Can an emoji really make a difference? Well, if you take them seriously (which a lot of countries do) then it can.

By now it is pretty much obvious that emojis are turning out to be the world’s fastest-growing language. They often help us in expressing our feelings when words fall short. So, dear Muslims or even the so-cool atheists, while there is a 100% chance that you would love to talk to people belonging to the below-mentioned countries, all you have to do is to take care of the following emojis – if you want your impression to remain good. 

Horn Emoji

Emoji

Where? 

Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, and Uruguay.

Why? 

As surprising as it may be, this emoji has two meanings and the second one is something that can put you in trouble. The horn gesture is generally considered as a sign to avert the evil eye especially in Italy and Mediterranean countries. But at the same time, if the symbol is directed at a particular person living in one of the aforementioned countries, then it means that you are pointing out that the other person’s partner has cheated on them.  

Waving Hand Emoji

Where? 

China

Why?

As in the words of Emojipedia editor Jeremy Burge, the waving hand emoji is considered as a very offensive reply as when sent on WeChat especially, the emoji can translate as “we’re no longer friends.” 

Thumbs Up Emoji 

Where? 

Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Nigeria

Why? 

Generally, the thumbs-up emoji means to say yes to a thing or getting approval without the actual words. But do you know that in certain countries like the ones above, this emoji translates as” sit on it”?

Peace Emoji

Where? 

UK 

Why? 

Probably the only emoji which also stands as the need of the hour on and off has an entirely opposite meaning in the UK. The V-sign basically means to “fuck off” and if you don’t trust us, try sending it to your British friend a couple of times. 

Happy Texting!

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Daniyal Malik
Daniyal Malik

I’m the boss here... sometimes to make you enjoy or sometimes to piss you off with words.

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