Emoji are a popular way to send funny and clever messages using symbols and pictures. Often times these symbols are used as puns, while other times they are an indirect form of saying a certain phrase.
For example, the whale emoji is often used to say "well." While it literally translates to "whale," the word sounds kind of like "well." So if a person uses the whale emoji to say, "Whale, I guess you're right," they are actually saying, "Well, I guess you're right."
Some emoji can also be combined without the use of words to create a short sentence. For example, a dog emoji that is combined with a house emoji translates to "doghouse." This is often referred to someone being in the doghouse, or someone being in trouble. Another example involves the phrase "vacation hair," which utilizes the emoji of an airplane, a sun and a person who is flaunting their hair.
In this quiz, we'll take a look at some popular phrases and sentences that are made with emoji. It will be your job to look at the picture and the brief description in the question to guess what it means. Think you can Sherlock Holmes your way out of this one? Take this quiz now to find out!
An emoji of a screw combined with an emoji that is rolling its eyes means what?
This sentence is translated to "Screw you," which is often used to express dislike or irritation. For example, if someone says, "I'm canceling plans for tonight," the other person may respond, "Screw you," to show disapproval.
A crying emoji plus an emoji of a person swimming means what?
"Cry me a river."
These emoji spell out "Cry me a river," which is used to express disapproval when someone may be over-exaggerating or may be complaining a lot. For example, if person A says, "Ugh, I have to work again today," person B might say, "Cry me a river."
The red "no" symbol + a sad face + a glass of milk means what?
"I hate this type of milk."
"This milk is expired."
"I spilled the milk."
"Don't cry over spilled milk."
These emoji spell out "Don't cry over spilled milk," which refers to telling someone to stop complaining over the little things. An example scenario would be: "My bobby pin broke in half!" "Don't cry over spilled milk."
The red "no" symbol combined with a toilet emoji and a paper emoji means what?
"This toilet paper isn't very good."
"I can't find the toilet paper."
"We're out of toilet paper."
This sentence translates to "no toilet paper," which means "We're out of toilet paper." This is often used to ask somebody to buy some toilet paper from the store - or maybe bring it to you from another room.
A pair of eyes, an emoji of a pointed finger and an emoji of a book mean what?
"Read this book."
The pair of eyes plus the pointed finger refer to wanting someone to look at something - in this case, a book, which is expressed by the book emoji. This is can also be enhanced with the ghost emoji, which refers to a "scary book."
An emoji of a roller coaster mixed with various types of smiley and angry emoji means what?
"I hate roller coasters."
"It's an emotional roller coaster."
This sentence means "It's an emotional roller coaster," as characterized by the happy and angry emoji. The word "roller coaster" in this context refers to the waves of emotion that someone may be feeling.