I’m not sure what the age cutoff is for people not understanding emojis – my guess is that it’s perhaps around 55 or 60? But once you meet a person who is confused about what they mean and when to use them, your first clue will be that they don’t understand how to use this guy:
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That’s right, even though the “laughing crying” emoji is a favorite across the board, people over a certain age don’t really seem to see him correctly.
Here are 12 people who just really, really should have asked someone younger if they were doing it right before deploying this particular emoji in a text or post.
12. The words and the background just…
old people facebook banners: a thread ✨ pic.twitter.com/AwNB5wZ68n
— Eyebrows ? (@dogwithablog_69) April 19, 2019
11. OMG that poor dog. Why am I laughing?
When your mom doesn't know how to use emoji correctly. pic.twitter.com/Fc4cwEp70v
— Rudy Jay (@Rudyjay2319) December 7, 2016
10. Oh, yeah, you seem very sorry. Ha!
when you grandma is still getting the hang of emojis and thinks the laughing face is the crying face… pic.twitter.com/zPJOknDfX6
— cassie (@CassidyCoggins) November 5, 2016
9. I’m no expert, but I’m not sure you’re praying correctly?
8. Poor puppy!
7. “Love, Grandma” I’m dead.
So either my grandma thinks "?" is a crying sad face. Or she's laughing at my broken foot. pic.twitter.com/NnUySsTve1
— Kimmy (@kimmyschwaa) December 12, 2016
6. Yes, it is a sad day…so why are you laughing?
When ur dad thinks the laughing emoji is crying and tells u they have to put the dog down pic.twitter.com/j4EvqsFPQI
— Laurashev (@LauraShevy) March 28, 2017
5. I’m guessing Bingo found his day less than hilarious.
mY AUNT THINKS THE EMOTICON OF THE CRYING LAUGHING FACE IS JUST A CRYING FACE& SHE MADE A STATUS ABOUT HER DOG AND pic.twitter.com/istpaX4HZR
— ~~~ (@Higginator) November 6, 2013
4. TBH a lot of this is confusing.
When Willy Wonka died & your mom doesn't know the different between the laughing & crying emoji pic.twitter.com/xfcafqT1sg
— Brit (@baebrit) August 29, 2016
3. Oddly, I think Robin Williams would have appreciated the humor.
MY MOM THINKS THIS EMOJI IS HYSTERICALLY CRYING INSTEAD OF LAUGHING IM pic.twitter.com/lnD2d7wYe1
— alex !!!!!!!!! (@hylianhottie) August 13, 2014
2. Bless his or her heart.
1. Well, if that doesn’t make you feel better I’m not sure what would!
My wee Mum thinks the 'crying with laughter' emoji is just a 'crying' one. At least I think she does.. pic.twitter.com/Zq3T49tD7Q
— Kathleen Nicholls (@kathfantastic) May 11, 2014
Now I’m crying laughing, y’all, so maybe they’re not using it as wrong as I’d thought? Hard to say!
Have you ever used an emoji wrong and been schooled? I definitely want to hear about it in the comments!