It's official, our grandparents totally understand emojis

Publish Date
Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 1:38PM
Photo / GIPHY - Betty White

Photo / GIPHY - Betty White

Except for a few... *cough* eggplant *cough* peach *cough*...

It turns out our grandparents aren't as 'old' as they look. 

According to a survey of 500 “retirement age” individuals, more than 86 percent of participants had used emojis while texting. Generally, the study participants used emojis correctly and recognised their intended meaning.

“One of the most recognised emojis by our respondents was the ‘Hands Praying,'” the study claims. “Almost 90 percent identified this emoji correctly, yet nearly 10 percent thought this emoji represented a high-five.” Not gonna lie, so did we for a while. 

The most misunderstandings seemed to occur when emojis served as innuendos for other things (unsurprising).

For example, the peach emoji is often used to represent a butt, but 35 percent of respondents thought it was just a fruit (they're not wrong, lol) and 42 percent thought it meant “feeling peachy.” Same with the eggplant emoji, which is often used to represent male anatomy... 69% thought it was just a vegetable. Again, not wrong!

So yeah, our grandparents totally know what we're talking about (most of the time).