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The Most Confusing Emojis Defined

It's not pray hands OR high five hands, you guys. All definitions are sourced from Emojipedia, the unofficial emoji bible.

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3. Face With Look of Triumph:

What you thought it meant: FUMING mad. Angry. Pissed off. Or someone who just climbed a large flight of stairs.

What it actually means: According to Emojipedia, this is supposed to be an expression of triumph after great frustration, which is both incredibly specific and not how it's ever been used.

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5. Face With OK Gesture:

What you thought it meant: "I have no idea what's going on but I like it." "I am acting so silly today." "Please check my pits for sweat stains." "The roof is leaking in here." "I am a beautiful ballerina." This is the most vague emoji to ever exist.

What it actually means: This is the full body version of the "OK hand 👌" emoji. It just means "OK." That's all it means.

7. Person Bowing Deeply:

What you thought it meant: An oopsie! face. Or a person doing push-ups.

What it actually means: This is the Japanese dogeza, a bow meant to express deep and solemn deference to a person of high status. The dogeza requires the bower to get on their knees and touch their forehead to the floor.

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13. Trident:

What you thought it meant: A cool military badge maybe? Or the Mockingjay pin from Hunger Games.

What it actually means: It's apparently just a trident, like the one Neptune wields, although I think tridents were pretty clear about only having three points when they called themselves TRI-dents.

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19. Postal Horn:

What you thought it meant: To make an announcement, to indicate you are indeed "tooting your own horn," to tell someone to kindly blow it our their ass.

What it actually means: This is not just any old horn, this is an 18th-century postal horn, which was used to announce mail deliveries in villages. That means the "building with the horn 🏤" emoji is a post office, not a concert hall.

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