πŸ€“- nerd face emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ€“Β mean?

Nerd alert! The nerd face emoji caricatures a nerd with thick black glasses and buck teeth. It's used to signify learning, reading, being smart, acting dorky, or "geeking out" to your guilty pleasures. The emoji usually has a positive tone, though. Because nerds are cool. Plus, we're all secretly weird.

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Examples of πŸ€“- nerd face emoji

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Examples of πŸ€“- nerd face emoji

Nerds are my favorite πŸ€“

@DCFloridaChick, June, 2018
Be a problem solver not a problem starter πŸ€“
@CiriloEncinas_, December, 2016
Zadie Smith has quickly become one of my favorite #authors. If you haven’t read her, you should πŸ€“#amreading
@LoneWolfCircles, December, 2017
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Where does πŸ€“- nerd face emoji come from?

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The nerd face emoji was approved in 2015 under Unicode 8.0 alongside other popular smileys, including the thinking faceΒ πŸ€” andΒ face with rolling eyesΒ πŸ™„ emoji.

The emoji is fairly uniform across platforms, with its oversized glasses and protruding teeth, a stereotypical nerd look popularized in part by cultural items like theΒ Revenge of the Nerds films. Google opts for an overbite rather than buck teeth. The shape of the glasses vary from platform to platform, with Microsoft featuring white tape (another nerd trope).

Who uses πŸ€“- nerd face emoji ?

The nerd face emoji is often used on social media to describe a fanboy or fangirl’s “nerdy” love for a performer, franchise, television show, movie character, or whatever else they are obsessed with.

The nerdΒ emojiΒ can also used be for things that are more stereotypically associated with “nerds,” like computer games, D&D, toys, and comic books.

People who wear glasses may drop the nerd face emoji in an embrace of their eyewear.

For as much as we mock nerds, they are often the smartest people in the roomβ€”and can be quick to make a correction, as if pedantically pushing up their glasses on their noses.Β So, too, the nerd emoji sees use when someone is being a smart aleck, making a groan-worthy joke, or just taking an earnest interest in their own learning.

Speaking of learning, the nerd face emoji marks various content dealing with reading, school, and knowledge.

Sometimes we say people are “acting dorky” or “geeking out” when they are being overly cute or goofy. The nerd face emoji is ready for that, too.

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