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Attention, Old People: The πŸ˜‚ Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Please talk to your loved ones about this.

1. You shouldn't use them when talking about Margaret:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about back pain

2. You shouldn't use it when talking about mom's dog:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a dead dog

3. You shouldn't use them when talking about Betty:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about someone or thing named betty

4. Or poor, sweet Muffin:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about an animal named muffin

5. And you shouldn't use it when talking about violence:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about senseless violence

6. You shouldn't use them when talking about your foot:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a broken foot

7. Don't use it when your grandchild can't meet up:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about not being able to meet with their grandchild

8. And definitely don't use it when talking about paragliding:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a paragliding accident

9. You shouldn't use it when talking about old Uncle T:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about uncle tony

10. Or a little cat:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a death
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11. When talking about Bingo:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a dog having cancer

12. And definitely don't use it when talking about mom:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about someone passing away

13. You shouldn't use them when talking about beautiful angels:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about someone or thing passing away

14. Don't use it when talking about surgery:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about surgery

15. Or talking about your dog:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a dead dog

16. And you definitely shouldn't use it when talking about beloved actors:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about robin williams

17. You shouldn't use it when talking about pain:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about pain

18. Or when talking about bike accidents:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a bike accident

19. And you especially shouldn't use it when bringing up ACLs:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about acl surgery

20. You shouldn't use them in a pandemic:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about coronavirus

21. And you DEFINITELY shouldn't use it when talking about...Willy Wonka?

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about willy wonka

22. You shouldn't use it when talking about Sheba:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a tumor

23. When the lady from Rock Point dies:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about cancer

24. Or when sharing an obituary:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about an obit

25. Don't use it when talking about Prince:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about prince

26. And don't use it when talking about suffering:

old person using the laughing crying emoji instead of a crying emoji when talking about a grandma

27. But, hey, it could be worse:

grandma using the eggplant emoji and water to mean water plants

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