10 Messages that can Only be Adequately Expressed with Emoji

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 17 Apr 2015

I used to hate emoticons, emojicons, and emojis. As a writer, my thought was, if you can’t say it with words, why say it? Or something like that. But now that Android has an increasing number of apps. Featuring pre-set emojicons, text emoji, kaomoji, emoji characters, and stickers. And now beginning to see the usefulness of pictures versus text. Mainly since our brains apparently process the little images the same way we do facial expressions. For example, some messages aren’t as effective when they’re written out.

*Wink wink*

Say what you will about emoticons, the winking smiley face is critical for preemptively diffusing awkward situations.

The Entire Plot of Les Miserables

A picture is worth a thousand words, but there are 560,000 words in Les Miserables. Thankfully, it seems like an emoji is worth far more than a thousand words.


There are plenty of times when you feel nothing but pure RAGE. For example, you have no words. When your coworker tries to take credit for your brilliant idea for the 28th time. The only way to truly express this is with the table flip emojicon:


When You Want To Play Connect Four

What are those dot emojis for, anyway? Why, they’re for playing a rollicking game of Connect Four, that’s what.


Emoticons, emojicons, emoji are perfect for when you are literally speechless, but you need to convey said speechlessness via text. The O_O emojicon says it all.

Like, seriously,

There’s haha, there’s but what about when you’re laughing so hard that you’re literally crying? There’s an emoji for that!

When You Need to Say Anything about Poop

Emoji were created in Japan; Japan has a weird obsession with poop. Not just any poop, cute, anthropomorphized poop. So if you ever need to say anything about poop, whether it’s Crap! Or I shouldn’t have eaten that Taco Bell last night. It would be best if you used an emoji.


Sure, you could say I don’t know. But it’s better to show your recipient just how clueless you are with this emojicon: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

When You’re Trying To Flirt

Flirting via text is pretty tricky because there’s a lot of room for misinterpretation. So why not make things easier on you and them by lightening the mood with some kissy-face emoji? After all, according to a study by Match.com, people who use emojis have more sex.

When You’re Quoting Song Lyrics

Why type out the entire song. When you can type out only part of the song and use emojis for the rest? So If you’re typing out song lyrics in the first place. You definitely have enough time to search for appropriate emojis.

When You Need To Shut Up DO It.

Nothing says NO like a well thought out emoji story.