I bet you use emojis in most messages that you write. Do you know what the most popular emojis were in the first half of 2021? Listen to this dictation to find out.
Before you get started, here's a bit of a clue as it may help for you to know what they look like. Here they are - 😭 😂 ✨ ❤️ 🥺
- a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion.E.g. emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces
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Out of the 3633 emojis available, which emoji do you use the most? If you use the loudly crying face emoji the most then you are not the only one! The loudly crying face emoji was the most popular emoji in the first six months of 2021. Could this be because some people confuse the loudly crying face emoji with the laughing crying emoji or could it just be how people were feeling in 2021? The second most popular emoji was the tears of joy emoji and the third was the sparkles. The fourth most popular emoji was the red heart emoji. The heart is the universal symbol of love and we use this in positive messages. And to end, the fifth most popular emoji was the pleading face emoji. We use this emoji in many ways, both positive and negative, which means it is a very versatile emoji and explains why it is so popular!
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Normally, when we cry tears, it is because we are sad or unhappy. The phrase "tears of joy", however, is the opposite. This refers to tears we shed when laughing or through joy and happiness.
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