or Alien emoji or Extraterrestial Alien emoji or ET emoji [ey-lee-uhn ih-moh-jee]
What does 👽 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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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. This can be positive in nature (e.g., seeming preternaturally talented), or can express feelings of social, well, 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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