Emoji List Upgrade: 10 Words We Need Emojis For
Have you ever gone for the just-right emoji just to find out it doesn’t exist? Here’s a list of the words we NEED emojis for – what do you think?
So, you’re in the middle of writing the most epic message of your life. And you’ve put some serious thought into this particular text. There’s been some blood, some sweat, and even some tears.
And suddenly, you reach a point where you can’t quite find the right word for what you want to say.
It’s emoji time, you think to yourself. And you scroll down through your mammoth list of emojis. Searching to find that special something, the perfect one…
And… Still searching…
Que the violins.
That perfect emoticon, the precise little symbol you need to slam dunk this message, isn’t at your fingertips, after all. In fact, it isn’t even real. It doesn’t exist.
We feel your disappointment. We really do.
Emojis have almost become a second language. Who needs words when you have emojis?
They’re universal in tone and awesome by nature. They light up some conversations and soften the blow in others.
But what happens when you look for an emoticon and it isn’t there? What do you do when that magnificent little emblem remains elusive?
There are hundreds of emojis we need and don’t have.
It’s time for an emoji list upgrade. Here’s our wishlist of 10 words we urgently need emojis for.
1. The “I’m on a diet – oh look, cake!” Emoji
We’ve all been there. You get up motivated and refreshed on Monday morning, determined to ace this diet.
You look at yourself in the mirror and you can already see the pounds coming off. This will be a breeze. Easy peasy.
Two hours later you’re curled up in a sniveling mess on the kitchen floor having eaten breakfast, dinner, and lunch.
Oh and you’ve polished off last night’s pizza too. That feeling? Where’s the emoji when you need it?
2. The “Vacation Overkill” Emoji
What’s that you say? You were on vacation last week? Oh, my dear, I would never have known.
Except, I would. Because you mentioned it a billion times before you left. And then you made sure to keep me updated with endless tweets, texts, and phone calls.
And the pictures! How could I forget the pictures?
There’s you by the pool. And here’s another one of you by the pool. And wait! Is that you sitting by the pool?
Enough already. Please! Enough!
3. The Internet Idiot Emoji
The internet is a wonderful place for information, knowledge, and wisdom. It’s also a breeding ground for idiots. Social media, in particular, should have some sort of special screening for anyone who wants to sign up.
I suppose, if you’re ever feeling low, don’t want to go to therapy and fancy making yourself feel better, here’s a suggestion.
All you have to do is sit back, relax and think about the internet idiot. He’s out there, I promise. And what’s more, he’s coming to a social media page near you.
4. The “Reply, Damn You!” Emoji
I mean, really, there should be a law against taking a geological age to reply to someone’s message. It’s a modern day form of torture.
Are you doing this on purpose? Are you playing hard to get? What’s taking so long?
5. The “Thanks for ruining my life” Emoji
Your phone lights up. Notification from social media. One of your friends has just tagged you in a photograph.
Cool! Let’s just have a look here at how awesome I –
– Look at the state of me! Oh Dear God!
You call yourself a friend? How could you do this? How could you do this to me?
And that’s the game, right there.
Life officially over. And that “friend” is to blame.
6. The “I’m Sorry, Not Sorry” Emoji
I know I shouldn’t have done that and part of me regrets it a bit, but it sure was fun.
Yes, I know I should be hanging my head in shame right now. I know I should be throwing myself at the mercy of this court.
But really, I’m only sorry because I got caught. So, I’m sorry, not sorry.
7. The “Noisy Eater” Emoji
I love you more. No, I love you more. No, I love you more. No, I love you more.
Ah, yes, it’s all sunshine and rainbows, all fun and frolics, until…
You watch them eat.
Then, a nightmare is upon you.
There she sits, munching on that donut like a wild dog in the wilderness.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Each nauseating bite rips away another little piece of your soul.
She’s swirling that jam around in her mouth like a cement mixer.
Honey, it’s not me, it’s you. And, I might be a genius.
8. The “I have literally no clue what to say” Emoji
“Use your words,” my mother always told me when I was an over-zealous two-year-old pointing at the things that I desperately wanted.
This emoji is needed for those times when words fail. When words simply won’t do.
For when you hear something so astonishing… Or see something so shocking… Or feel something so powerful…
Use your words.
No. Let’s have an emoji for that.
9. The Slow Internet Emoji
I am going to start slowly ripping out a precious strand of hair for every second this page won’t load and I’m not going to stop until-
On second thoughts, I’ll just send you a message expressing my deep frustration.
No really, I will. I have just the right emoji for it too.
10. The “Look at what my life has become’ Emoji
So, all your friends are super excited about a concert, a trip, a night out. They’re psyched about something really cool that costs money. Money, you don’t have.
Of course, you’re such a great person, you’re really happy for them and all, but, inside, a part of you dies.
It’s such a shame. You would have such a great time too.
Still, it could be worse. You could have to content yourself with eating the cat’s leftovers.
What Do We Want? These Emojis.
When do we want them?
Studies show that we react to an emoji as if we were seeing a real-life human face. They are powerful forms of communication and all kinds of people use them all the time.
We need special emojis that speak for us and the exact moment we find ourselves in.
Using emojis may make us more popular, but it also does much more than that.
Emojis give us a brief, unusual power. Perfect expression in the moment, every time.
Time for an upgrade, don’t you think?