Mastering contemporary emojis is hard work; in order to use them efficiently, one has to be fluent in Internet culture, and that's not something you become overnight.

But some old people are having trouble with even the most basic emojis. Like the face with tears of joy -- hysterical laughter -- which they use to express sadness. In their defense, it's quite easy to mix the two in digital form if you don't give it much thought or your eyesight is weakening. However, receiving bad news from someone who appears to be so happy about it, they're happy-crying is wrong on so, so many levels.

Continue scrolling to check out what I mean.

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, I guess SOME people look like that crying...

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#2

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Corey Smith
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3 months ago

It looks like neither one knows.

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#3

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a bad one

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#4

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha, savage.

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#5

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago

He at least helped by showing her the right one

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#6

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago

Do they use laughing gas?

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#7

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Ilze Darguลพe
Community Member
3 months ago

Two high fives and three laughing emojis

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

Why the F are you swearing to your mom

Parrot Person
Community Member
3 months ago

i think that anyone would have to be slightly suicidal to swear at their mother

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

It's also a bit weird to say your dog died by starting the sentence with "Aww", and also not a phone call but a text!

jiriw
Community Member
3 months ago

Because she was happy...

Patrick Shore
Community Member
3 months ago

can still see uc...why bother

Stacie Sterling
Community Member
3 months ago

I totally relate to this, thinking I can safely text without wearing my glasses and later seeing the disaster - - or at least mockery - - I sent out.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜†

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#9

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Glad they explained

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#10

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Evil!

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#11

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ElusiveIntrovert
Community Member
3 months ago

Or may be your grandma is super happy that she doesn't have to meet you. JK :D

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do I feel like this is sarcasm

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Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, he was really funny

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#14

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Ian Taggart
Community Member
3 months ago

My condolences. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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#15

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Joonscrab
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no :( they genuinely didn't know so let's not be rude.

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#16

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Ouch

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#17

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn, she just showed mom the correct one but mom still insist on the ๐Ÿ˜‚

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#18

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bryguy
Community Member
3 months ago

Urg that font is dreadful

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#19

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Mikal Du Preez
Community Member
3 months ago

Cannoli is such a cute name, though

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Sonka
Community Member
3 months ago

when you spell MOM with ๐Ÿ˜ˆ anything is possible ...

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#21

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, they got ONE emoji right

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#22

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Ellie
Community Member
3 months ago

The upward curving of the mouth usually does it, but ppl don't pay attention to detail anymore.

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#23

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

She must have not liked Mrs Comerford (or even cared about her considering she found out after two years)

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#24

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Bennett Hansen
Community Member
3 months ago

EEK!

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#25

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Why not say Gene Wilder? Sheesh

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#26

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backatya
Community Member
3 months ago

Tell me truth did you really actually pray for them?

#27

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DanieLegz
Community Member
3 months ago

Grandmas really like.. "See you soon... hop'a'long"

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#28

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JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly, why don't these people actually *call* for news like this?!?!

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#29

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Paul Jordan
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh muck fee... I read that as I'm so so glad you are suffering... see what this threads done to me??? Evil, evil thread...

#30

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bryguy
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like this was from 1999

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