Sometimes words just aren't enough to convey what you have to say.
Emoji has been around since 1999, but these winky faces and seemingly random characters have only fairly recently caught on.
A lot of that is thanks to Apple's iOS 6, which allowed iPhone owners to easily integrate emoji into their keyboard for the first time in 2012.
Now, it seems that teenagers don't use words any more.
"We usually just talk using emojis," 18-year-old Hope R. told Business Insider last year.
With the help of Emojipedia — yes, that's a real thing — we can now tell you what some of the most mysterious emoji mean.No, this person isn't crying. Use this when you're disappointed, but relieved.
Don't be fooled. This is no nut. In fact, it's a roasted sweet potato.
It's not a hot lava pit, nor is it a steaming pot of soup. They're hot springs.
What looks like a pile of ping-pong balls is actually a moon-viewing ceremony.
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