As the world becomes more connected every single day, digital communication has seen a surge in usage, whether it is through text, chats, DM’s, comments, etc. In 2018, for every carrier in the US, at least 1 million messages were being sent. That’s 4 million unique texts sent every 24 hours. Imagine that.
One of the many improvements in digital communication is the presence of emojis. With these little pictographs of emotions, weather, objects, etc., we are all becoming better at making our emotions, feelings, as well as nonverbal-cues known through chatting online. And we are all the better for it.
Middle Finger Emoji
The middle finger emoji is a recent addition to the emoji roster. Most of us know what it means, but the usage of it can be quite universal. If you want to make the most out of using the middle finger emoji in your regular texting game, you can do so by making it a prominent emoji on your “Most Used” tab.
What’s great about the middle finger emoji is that you can use it in any context, provided you feel a bit exasperated with the situation, message, or the topic that you are commenting, chatting, or texting on. In this article, we’ve collated the best scenarios where you can use the middle finger emoji, here they are:
When you’re annoyed in group chats with close friends
Ah, group chats. Every single one of us is in a bunch of them – game guilds, class chats, even random group chats from the internet. But the best of these group chats is the one with all of your closest friends. This is the group chat to be for gossip, tea, concerns, and anything under the sun.
A group chats with all of your friends means that you can let it rip. That means you can be yourself in there without offending anybody and making them feel like you’re a nasty person. So when you’re particularly annoyed with one person (outside the group chat, of course), you can use the group to gossip about it and make your feelings known. A lot of middle finger emojis is recommended.
You can also use this group chat to use the emoji when there’s gossip that solicits the eye-roll out of you. Or better yet, if your friends give you hell for something – let the middle finger emoji flow! Most people react to the emoji with laughter and humor, as well as a little offense, but since these are your best buddies, they surely won’t mind.
When you’re annoyed with a random stranger
Being online means, you can talk to anyone you like – even celebrities! Social media has form part of the bigger narrative when it comes to digital marketing and promotion, but in its essence, it’s used by people to communicate with each other. If you have a Messenger, Instagram, or Twitter, the chances are high that you’ve received a chat notification from a random stranger online.
While it is exciting to talk to someone online, sometimes these random strangers will not really be great conversationalists. This is where you pull out the big guns to stop them on their tracks. The solution? Yep, you guessed it right. The middle finger emoji.
When you are trying to annoy someone
Another common use of the middle finger emoji is when you are purposely trying to annoy someone. When you’re ripping someone a new one, or reading the living lights out of their existence, the middle finger is an appropriate emoji to send, as punctuation. Or anything else, really. Use it as an exclamation point or a period to your sentences and phrases just because, and see the other person react.
It’s also an effective way to rouse someone’s interest. Say, you’re feeling some type of way on someone – for example, your close friend’s lying, cheating, and trifling boyfriend – you can tell them exactly what you feel by sending them three middle fingers in succession. That would clearly annoy the hell out of them.
Using the middle finger emoji is only advisable for extreme circumstances. This is because it depicts an extreme reaction, emotion, as well as disposition. Sure, you can use it freely with people close to you, but when dealing with businesses and government entities, you may want to rein it in.