or astonished face emoji [uh-ston-isht feys ih-moh-jee]
What does the 😲 mean?
Oh no she didn't! 😲 If you need to scream, faint, or go into shock and words just won't cut it, the astonished face emoji is here for you.
This emoji is used to express surprise and amazement, often when awed by a performance or scandalized.
Where does come from?
Who uses ?
The astonished face emoji is most often used to convey mild shock or to allude to a gossipy scandal or big revelation of some kind.
— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) June 23, 2018
The shock isn’t always exactly mild, though.
My family bought 2 fish, didn’t realise they were male and female, suddenly had 3 baby fish and now there’s only 1 left so we assume the other 2 were eaten, and if that doesn’t sum my dysfunctional family up I don’t know what does🤔😲
— Jessie (@jessiegalman) February 27, 2018
Especially in sporting situations, the astonished face emoji can also stand in for awe. If you’re not sure how that ambitious play got pulled off, you might slip a surprised but impressed astonished face emoji into your post.
— T2APAC (@t2apac) February 27, 2018
This use of the astonished face emoji as an impressed or awed face is prominent outside the sports arena, too, like in music or art.
— Taylor Boren (@Ms_Boren_Art) November 27, 2017
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