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πŸ‘½ Alien emoji

[ey-lee-uhnΒ ih-moh-jee]

What does πŸ‘½ Alien emoji mean?

The alien emoji is used to suggest that something is out of this world, whether representing actual extraterrestrial life or, more often, describing weird, strange, or far-out behavior.

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πŸ¦„ Unicorn Face emoji, πŸ€“ Nerd Face emoji, πŸ‘ Thumbs Up emoji, πŸ—Ώ Moai emoji, πŸ–– Vulcan Salute emoji

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Examples of πŸ‘½ Alien emoji

James Wiseman is from ANOTHER PLANETΒ πŸ‘½ @BigTicket_JW
@Overtime, January 2018
Use the Hashtag #HappyBirthdaySkrillex, let’s make it trend πŸ‘½Β @SkrillexNike
@theskrillexgang, January 2018
On Friday, Dec. 29, Kendall posted a sultry AF bathroom selfie (because seriously, who doesn't do that on a regular basis... am I right?). She added a short and simple caption, "loner life," with an alien emoji.
Lizzy Rosenberg, Elite Daily, January 2018
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Who uses πŸ‘½ Alien emoji?

The use of alien emoji has become an informal way in digital communication to denote that something or someone is strange, unusual, or out of place.Β This can be positive in nature (e.g., seeming preternaturally talented), or can express feelings of social, well,Β alienation.

The emoji has also been used in the ongoing debate over immigration in the United States. In many cases, it’s been used pejoratively as a way of expressing disdain for undocumented immigrants. Others have reclaimed the emoji, however, to identify themselves as an immigrant or to express support for causes like DACA.

More literally, the alien emoji is often used to punctuate social-media posts concerning the search for extraterrestrial life, including popular fiction about them (e.g., The X-Files).

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