The more you know

While we're on the topic of emojis, and as a public service to those of us born before the year 2000 and who wish to use fewer actual words in their communications with other people, I present you these guides to the meaning of emojis. Emoji titles can be maddeningly obtuse (see "Smiling Face with Open Mouth and Cold Sweat" or the inexplicably red "Heavy Black Heart"). has a gallery that allows you to click through each emoji for a brief explanation. For a second opinion, consult emojipedia. Now go forth and eschew written language entirely