I hate emojis.

Do you know what I hate even more about emojis? I hate that I actually use them in my day to day. It is my biggest cross to bear, the greatest oxymoron of my little life. For one who prides herself on her love of words, this is where I bow my head in shame and admit that sometimes it’s easier to add a smiley face instead of actually saying “That’s great”.

Lazy I tell you. Lazy. I’m taking the easy way out.

I also know that I am not going to break the emoji addiction. That’s how they get you , you know…One day you’re just texting- using whole words and writing in complete. grammatical sentences.

Then, before you’re very eyes, you notice that you are writing

R U here

because those pesky vowels and sometimes y are just too much to thumb out.

It’s a very short hop to LOL.

Then, the gateway-

๐Ÿ™‚

I mean- who knew that a colon and a parenthesis could lead one down the road to literary ruin…

I’m LA. I used to be a word girl. Now I’m addicted to emojis. I know I should stop but I can’t. I love my pink hearts, my crying laughing and the ubiquitous thumbs up.

There. I said it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

58 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 12: What emoji(s) do you like to use?

  1. How I laughed! My children and grandchildren use emojis, and they are usually the only ones I send them to. I don’t know the meanings of lots of them, and I’m afraid of innocently sending the wrong message.

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    1. Oh, and if you think emojis are addictively corruptive, you should see the stickers they have on WeChat (itโ€™s the primary messaging and pretty much everything else app here in China). Iโ€™ve spent hours just going back and forth with my mom just with stickers (which are not only much cuter than emojis but they move).

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  2. We live in a time when we don’t want to do anything on our own. With the advent of mobile apps, we can order food and other items without leaving our comfort zone. The same can be said for the use of emoji. However, I use emojis myself, but not excessively.

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  3. I used to feel the same way when people first started using them, but now Iโ€™m all ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿฅด

    All I can say is ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

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  4. I slipped into it gradually. My trademark for those close to me is ๐Ÿ’œ. A ๐Ÿ˜‰ softens a response. Less often I use happy, sad, etc. I can see your point about laziness although I never thought of it that way. In this crazy digital world, it seems to expand meaning and restore some emotion. Should it replace words or be used professionally? NEVER!

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  5. Took a long time for me to use emojis, but I, too have begun. I blame my daughter: it started in my texts to her. Did I dream this or were they once called emoticons? (An old person asks). Is there a difference, no idea.

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