Emojis are my favorite. You know, those little symbols you can text instead of having to type "LOL" for the 15th time in a conversation. Sending a little smiley face, or my favorite the thumbs up, is just more fun. But what about those elusive emojis?

Sure we all know when to use Cocktail Glass (need a martini after work?) Airplane (have a safe flight!), even Spouting Whale (it's Monday and my outfit's cute but I feel like a bloated whale...) Those all come up in many of my emoticon convos, but what in the world do we do with this guy?

 

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Thankfully there is an amazing emoji website to help us out, Emojipedia, which is where these paste-able emoji came from. Let's learn.

We're torn on the blue guy, he might be sweating while trying to do a push-up. Or he's bowing down to someone.

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This lady might be practicing Tai Chi or saying "No way" to a small child.

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And later, pulling a Madonna and showing off her armpits. She could also be a ballerina, I guess.

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The only thing I think when I see this one, is someone got stuck in a hula hoop. Turns out, it's actually easier to comprehend, It's just a running shirt with a sash. Congrats on your marathon.

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And the faceless men emoji. This is how I describe murderers in my dreams.

It's Friday so all of our texts should look like this today:

: Party PopperWine GlassSmiling Face With Sunglasses Party PopperWine GlassSmiling Face With Sunglasses Party PopperWine GlassSmiling Face With Sunglasses

And remember, if you're just having a conversation face-to-face, you can always describe your emoji use, just like Gina on Brooklyn Nine Nine.