Does this emoji turn you on? It's supposed to
You may be shocked - and maybe a little upset - after finding out the hard truths about your favourite emojis.
For those who are out of touch, an emoji is a small digital image that people use to illustrate their text messages.
But apparently, many of us may have been using these emojis incorrectly.
Here are the real meanings of seven commonly used emojis:
1. Red heart? No, it's a "heavy black heart"
According to iemoji.com, this graphic was officially named Black but is displayed as either red or pink on most mobile devices.
The Black Heart creation was meant to be used to represent death, evil, or being emotionally cold.
2. Hair-flick emoji? It's not
This emoticon is very commonly used as a sassy hair-flick, usually after someone has paid you a compliment.
But in actual fact, the image is supposed to represent an "information desk person" who will answer any query.
We're quite unimpressed by the truth behind this one.
3. No, not a face-palm emoticon
In typical Singaporean style, the easiest way to explain this one is just one simple word: "Alamak".
But this emoji's actual name is "face with okay gesture". What that really means, according to the site, is "arms raised over head to make a large 'O' for the first letter in okay. Whole body okay sign."
4. Angry face? This is actually a "sexually attractive pout"
How on earth did the creator of this image think, in any possible way, that this would depict a sexually attractive pout?
5. Meet the "sleepy man"
According to the site, this face represents a sleepy look with its "closed eyes, relaxed slightly open mouth, eyebrows and a snot bubble."
Yes, the little 'balloon' dangling from one nostril is a snot bubble. It's not a tear, which is what we always thought it was.
Is there a shoulder-shrugging emoticon we can insert here?
6. Meet the "victory hand"
No, the two-finger V is not supposed to be a shortcut for "peace, brother".
It's actually a sign representing victory.
7. Check out these Women in Bunny Ears
Ladies who use this image to represent being happy-go-lucky should rethink their choice of emoji.
These "women in bunny ears" are supposed to be "showgirls" or women who "provide entertainment to others".
We're just never going to feel the same way about emojis from this day forth.