Today in Tabs: Ask A Millennial
We didn’t pay them extra for this either.
I t’s Laura again, still not Rusty. This week he’s over at my newsletter for the Awl. Everything Changes (go subscribe to not miss any more of the short fiction he’s rolling out) and I’m over here. Which brings me to:
Emojis, Explained by Real Millennials!
Having a hard time understanding the Millennials in your office and what they mean by a certain emoji?
We’ve got you covered! We asked some real-life Millennials—some of our interns—to decode the real meaning behind their favorite 21st century hieroglyphics. Maybe they’ll find their way into a text of yours or two!
Tamara, 21: This is how you tell someone you’re really sad, like commiserate with someone whose dog just died or something.
Jon, 20: Super sad. God, I wish I had health care.
T: This is a way to brag to your friends that you, uh, went to the gym.
J: This is a super-offensive slur against blind people and you should make sure anyone who texts it to you knows that.