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🍋 - lemon emoji

or lemon emoji [lem-uhโ€‰n ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐Ÿ‹ย mean?

This pretty yellow citrus fruit is represented here in its simplest form, a tilted, yellow oval with a green leaf or two attached to the stem.

It has several meanings, referring both to the fruit and its byproducts, like lemonade, in a literal sense, and to other representations which range from difficulties in life to love for a certain pop star. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‹

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 ๏ฟผ - peach emoji, ๐ŸŒ - banana emoji, 🥝- kiwi fruit emoji , Lemonade braids, easy peasy lemon squeezy

Where does 🍋 - lemon emoji come from?

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Lemons are associated with many things, including food, health, beverages, the much beloved performer Beyoncรฉ, fabric and decorative design, and of course, the occasional bump in the road (a lemon) with which the resourceful person might make lemonade.

Since lemons are sour, the metaphor works to suggest that life is not all sweetness and ease, and when one has a difficult moment, one should make the best of it. Often attributed to self-improvement guru Dale Carnegie in the 1940s, the first to use lemons as a “bad thing,” according to Wikipedia, was one Christian anarchist writer named Elbert Hubbard, in a 1915 eulogy for a friend: “He picked up the lemons that Fate had sent him and started a lemonade-stand.”

Then, 100 years later theย lemon emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. And so the story goes.

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Examples of 🍋 - lemon emoji

Im ready for more @MarinaDiamandis music ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŠ
@gordmaybe, September, 2018
Itโ€™s a Beyoncรฉ all day kinda day๐ŸŽง #QueenBey ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‘‘
@_liiisha, September, 2018
Got my lemon shirt on and Iโ€™m feelin like itโ€™s gonna be a good day โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‹
@ohyoureAlyssa, September, 2018
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Who uses 🍋 - lemon emoji ?

Pucker up! Ok, lemons might cause some weird facial expressions, but in the right context, they are a delicious food item, an essential ingredient in some adult beverages, and they also make for a quite delicious decorating motif, among other things.

Sometimes, all of those ideas are rolled into one earnest social-media post!

The lemon emoji is often used in social-media posts about the pop star Beyoncรฉ, ever since her 2016 album “Lemonade” was released. It’s used especially in combination with theย beeย emoji here.

And of course, don’t forget celebrating the beauty of actual lemonade, especially when amazing people do amazing things with the zingy yellow fruit!

The emoji also illustrates the idea of “making lemonade,” i.e., when life hands you lemons (as if lemons were a bad thing …).

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