It might be tempting to fall back on emojis when communicating with friends who speak different languages but just as the same physical gestures can mean wildly different things in different cultures, emojis can also have drastically different interpretations in different cultures.

The article below explains why emojis are not the simple and clear means of communication that many assume them to be.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181211-why-emoji-mean-different-things-in-different-cultures

Be sure you know what these symbols mean in your friend’s culture before using one in a text!

Debbie

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