Twitter Is Cutting Up With Hypothetical Text Scenarios Using Emoji
Twitter users are coming up with different ways of re-purposing emoji to convey new messages.
by Nick Fenley
July 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm
Social media lingo constantly evolves with new abbreviations and acronyms to keep the commentary short and sweet.
This has even evolved to include emoji, as simply using the baseball cap emoji is often used as a quick way to accuse someone of lying. The eggplant and peach emoji have also infamously been appropriated to represent human anatomy cheekily.
Recently, various people on Twitter have begun hypothesizing how other emojis can be used to send clear, creative messages, sharing examples of how they can contain layers of meaning in specific contexts.
Check out what these crafty social media users came up with down below.
Right of the bat, many people’s hypothetical texts centered on sending messages regarding adult activities.
when i text you “🏊🏽♂️” that mean come swim in this .. nvm
— yaz🏽 (@ylmarieeee) July 10, 2022
When i text you “🌬” dat mean i want my back blown out
— hu$$lebaee🧟♀️ (@nikkiigeeee) July 9, 2022
when i text you “ 🐿 “ just know i need a nut .
— ᥫ᭡ (@ttaahhjjaa) July 9, 2022
One user even managed to use an emoji to both reference sex and express his grievances against the United States’s imperialistic practices.
if i text u “🇺🇸” i want to enter u for purely selfish reasons and leave you broken beyond repair
— dillon (@dukeofspaghetti) July 10, 2022
Segueing away from sex, some pop culture references from projects like Twilight, IT and the song “Replay” by Iyaz also began floating around.
if i text you “🐺” it means bella where the hell have you been loca?!
— april (@apesgonewiild) July 10, 2022
somebody said : “if I text you a “🎈” that mean that’s IT for yo ass” LMAOOO.
— jada. (@jadamahh) July 9, 2022
if i text you “🎧” it means shawtys like a melody in my head that i can’t keep out got me singing like
— 777 (@waxbitches) July 11, 2022
Official Twitter accounts for Jersey Shore and Star Wars proceeded to get in on the fun with some creative tweets of their own.
if i send you “📝” it means
sam, the first night at bed when you left,
— Jersey Shore (@JerseyShore) July 11, 2022
If I text you “🤖” it’s not the one you’re looking for.
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 11, 2022
Popular social media figure Justin LaBoy jumped on the trend with a few posts of his own.
New ways of using emoji to attack people’s upbringing were also proposed.
If I text you “👩👦👦” it means it’s giving fatherless behaviour
— Wavy🏄🏾♂️ (@Wavytweets_) July 11, 2022
If you’re a nigga & I send you “👩👧“ that means yo mama raised a bitch.
— k ٩(ȏ)۶ (@kikiinotkim) July 10, 2022
Additionally, Twitter users were scrambling to come up with novel ways of letting people know that they’re on the verge of being cut off.
if i text u “⛸” just know ur on some THIN ICE necio
— daniela (@daaanieeella1) July 9, 2022
When I text “🎳” that mean you on your last strike
— Emmanuel Muhammad (@EMAN_JSU71) July 9, 2022
If I text you “🫔” it’s a wrap for you bitch
— A Safe Place (@LonnieRockwell) July 10, 2022
Similarly, people along for the ride shared some creative ways of checking people’s behavior.
if I text “🥭” it means it’s time to let that man go
— gisselle🔮🦂🪐 (@9selle111) July 10, 2022
If I send this “🥐” that means you flaky …
— Tierra Whack (@TierraWhack) July 10, 2022
“If I text you 🎸 that mean bitch when I see you ima rock ya ass”
— 𝒥𝒶𝓂𝑒𝒸𝒶 𝒥𝒶𝓃𝓃𝑒𝓈𝑒 (@Jameca2011) July 9, 2022
Touching on a national hot-button issue, there were also a couple tweets centering on reproductive rights that utilized the baby angel emoji.
When I send you this “👼🏽” just know I got the abortion
— KEN. (@KENYA_letmeKNOW) July 10, 2022
If I text you “👼🏽” I’m asking if plan b worked
— 𝐭𝐢𝐝𝐨 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 ✞ (@its_tiidoo) July 11, 2022
What do you think about this trend, and do you have any hypothetical scenarios you’d add to the repertoire? Let us know down in the comments.