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So, You Think You Know Emojis?

So, you think you know what an emoji actually means? Or, have you been using it incorrectly? Some emojis are ambiguous, such as Neutral Face and Expressionless Face. Other ones have actual names, such as Persevering Face. This quiz contains easily confused emojis. Take our quiz to see how you fare! This quiz uses Emojipedia as the Emoji authority.

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  1. Instructions: Select the name or emotion to go with with the emoji

    Grinning Face
    Smiling Face
    Happy Face
    Blushing Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Smiling Face

    This is your standard smiling emoji. The original name was “White Smiling Face” http://emojipedia.org/white-smiling-face/

  2. Relieved Face
    Contented Face
    Pleased Face
    Pleasantly Surprised Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Relieved Face

    This emoji is also used for content or pleased, but Relieved Face is the official name http://emojipedia.org/relieved-face/

  3. Happy Face
    Smile :)
    Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
    Smiling Face
    Blushing Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes

    This one is similar to Smiling Face, but with smiling eyes. This is used in place of ^^. http://emojipedia.org/smiling-face-with-smiling-eyes/

  4. Goofy
    Teasing
    Tasty
    Hungry
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Face Savouring Delicious Food

    This emoji is commonly used as the standard tongue sticking out emoji , usually represented as :P http://emojipedia.org/face-savouring-delicious-food/

  5. Singing in the rain
    Perspiring
    Happy
    Exercising
    Laughing so hard that I’m crying
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Smiling Face With Open Mouth and Cold Sweat

    Since sweat isn’t usually associated with happiness, this one isn’t commonly used. The shortcode for this emoji is :sweat_smile:. This one has the same face as Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes, but with a drop of sweat. http://emojipedia.org/smiling-face-with-open-mouth-and-cold-sweat/

  6. Sick, feeling unwell
    Sleeping
    Crying
    Sleepy
    Blowing nose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Sleepy Face

    Despite the indicators, this emoji represents sleepiness, rather than sleeping. Perhaps the emoji creator made a labeling mistake? Anime and manga will recognize the snot bubble as someone sleeping. Samsung’s artwork puts the zzz’s in addition to the bubble to indicate that the person is indeed asleep. Sleepy Face was approved for us in 2010. In 2012, the consortium approved the Sleeping Face emoji, which uses the more widely understood symbol of zzz’s. http://emojipedia.org/sleepy-face/

  7. Anguished Face
    Disappointed Face
    Pensive Face
    Distraught Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Anguished Face

    This one looks a more disappointed than anguished. http://emojipedia.org/anguished-face/

  8. Distraught
    Wailing
    Tired
    Throwing a tantrum
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Tired Face

    This one is supposed to represent someone who is exhausted, but looks more like someone in distress. http://emojipedia.org/tired-face/

  9. Overcome with sadness
    The situation is too difficult
    Disappointed
    Working hard
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Face With Cold Sweat

    This emoji seems ambiguous, but the downcast eyes put this one in the negative emotions category, not a neutral emoji such as sweating from hard work. It is typically associated with stress or a situation that is becoming unbearably difficult. http://emojipedia.org/face-with-cold-sweat/

  10. Drunk Face
    Gasping Face
    Shocked Face
    Astonished Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Astonished Face

    The correct name for this emoji is Astonished Face, but it represents someone who is shocked or surprised. http://emojipedia.org/astonished-face/

  11. Surprised
    Speechless
    Astonished
    Shocked
    Yawning
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Face With Open Mouth

    The common emotion associated with this an element of surprise. Although, Microsoft’s and Facebook’s renditions could indicate a state of horror. http://emojipedia.org/face-with-open-mouth/

  12. Confused
    Sad
    Pensive
    Disappointed
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Confused Face

    This emoji looks more sad than confused. Indeed, the face is puzzled or perplexed at the situation. http://emojipedia.org/confused-face/

  13. In a deep thought
    Disappointed
    Sorrowful
    Depressed
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Disappointed Face

    This emoji looks more sad than disappointed, and a sadder version of Pensive Face. The original intent of this emoji was to show disappointment. http://emojipedia.org/disappointed-face/

  14. Sad Face
    Worried Face
    Disappointed Face
    Concerned Face
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Worried Face

    This is another one is commonly used to show sadness, but the intent is to show a worried face. http://emojipedia.org/worried-face/

  15. Stressed out
    Wincing in pain
    Scared
    Confounded
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Emoji Name: Confounded Face

    The lines on the mouth are supposed to indicate that the persons is on the verge tears and has a quivering mouth. However, the verb confound is not commonly associated with bringing someone to the point of tears. Instead, it is used but used for emphasis to express anger or annoyance. http://emojipedia.org/confounded-face/

So, You Think You Know Emojis?

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