CLOWN WORLD: Why NOBODY should be using the ‘thumbs up’ emoji in 2022 – and the 10 symbols ‘old people’ use that trigger Gen Z

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Gen Z sees the thumbs up emoji as rude or passive aggressive, they say
The emoji is commonly used in casual and professional conversation
People aged 35 and over are more likely to use the symbol but it is alienating
Other emojis only used by ‘old people’ include ‘crying laughing’ and the heart

Sending a thumbs-up can be seen as passive aggressive and even confrontational, according to Gen Z who claim they feel attacked whenever it is used.

Whether the chat is informal, between friends or at work the icon appears to have a very different, ‘rude’ meaning for the younger generation.

A 24-year-old on Reddit summed up the Gen Z argument, saying it is best ‘never used in any situation’ as it is ‘hurtful’.

Sending a thumbs-up can be seen as passive aggressive and even confrontational, according to Gen Z who claim they feel attacked whenever it is used.

Whether the chat is informal, between friends or at work the icon appears to have a very different, ‘rude’ meaning for the younger generation.

A 24-year-old on Reddit summed up the Gen Z argument, saying it is best ‘never used in any situation’ as it is ‘hurtful’
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‘No one my age in the office does it, but the Gen X people always do it. Took me a bit to adjust and get [it] out of my head that it means they’re mad at me,’ he added. yes but you did learn , and now you know

According to a recent poll of 2,000 young people aged 16-29, emojis used by ‘old people’ include the thumbs up, the red love heart, the OK hand and the grimacing face

Others agreed it is bad form, especially at work where it can make the team appear unfriendly and unaccommodating.

‘My last workplace had a WhatsApp chat for our team to send info to each other on and most of the people on there just replied with a thumbs up.

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‘I don’t know why but it seemed a little bit hostile to me,’ one woman said.

images of the 10 emojis not to send

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/real-life/article-11301843/The-worst-emojis-use-2022-Passive-aggressive-thumbs-used-old-people.html

 

h/t Coastie Patriot

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