AEE 353: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Using Emojis

Emojis in English

Do you use emojis and emoticons when you text in English?

Today we’ll talk about what messages emojis can send and what impression it can leave about you.

What can an emoji be useful for? If you are saying something that is harsh you can use them to soften your message.

Emoji “etiquette” might vary across cultures. If you have just moved to the US then you should hang back and observe. See what people send to you.

In the US emojis are good for:

  • Flirting/talking with someone you are dating
  • Speaking with friends

 

They are not good for:

  • Acquaintances
  • Bosses or managers
  • Colleagues that you are not close to

 

Do you use emojis? How do you use them? Who do you send them to?

Let us know in the comments below.

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