SUE DE GROOT | Emoji are shameless and could use more shame

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

09 September 2021 - 20:22

So this week someone asked me why there isn’t a better embarrassed emoji, which I thought was a perfectly legitimate question. 

There’s that shocked, big-eyed face which I interpret as “someone very shocked with big eyes” and there are two “blushing” emojis, with varying sizes of smile and fluttery eyelashes, which seem to me to say in a pleased sort of way: “Aw gee whiz, you mean ME?”..

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