EMOJIS are a great way to make your text and replies more engaging, but they can also have meanings that you might not be aware of.
What do the monkey emojis mean and how are they used? Here’s everything you need to know.
Don’t see an evil monkey
Social media users use emojis, shorthand, and SMS-style abbreviations to ensure their posts and comments are direct and to the point.
However, if you’re not a regular social media user, you might be at a loss as to the meaning of certain emojis from time to time.
Heart emojis have different interpretations depending on what color is used, and you can express quite a lot online just using these little images.
The “See No Evil” monkey is fairly common and depicts a monkey with its hands over its eyes.
It’s believed to be part of a trio of monkey emojis that represent the three parts of the proverb: “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.
Choosing to use this emoji can therefore mean choosing not to look at a bad situation.
Very often, however, it is used to express embarrassment or to gloss over mistakes.
Hear no evil monkey
The second of the three monkey emoji covers his ears.
It is believed to represent part of the saying “hear no evil”.
These emojis can be used in any number of contexts and how you use them is up to you.
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However, this is often used to show that one does not hear bad news.
Don’t talk bad monkey
The third of the three covers his mouth.
It is believed to represent part of the saying “speak no evil”.
This is used when people are implying that they are unable to talk about something or have said something they shouldn’t.
It could also mean that someone has a secret and is refusing to talk about it.
There is also an emoji depicting just a monkey not making any gestures and it can be used in a variety of situations.
This emoji is commonly used to represent playfulness or naughtiness.
This emoji is commonly used when people show they are lighthearted and funny.
With the emoji, people can make it clear that the tone of their message is meant to be playful rather than serious.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9320170/monkey-emojis-meaning-social-media/ Monkey Emoji Meaning: A Guide to Using the Icons on Social Media