This is the hidden meaning of the nerd emoji of the face with glasses. Are you wearing it wrong? This is the true meaning of the bespectacled face.
Did you know that the famous nerd face on WhatsApp has a little more murky meaning? Right now you will discover what is the hidden meaning of the “nerdy” emoji of the face with glasses.
From smiling faces to the popular and beloved “poop”, there are thousands of different emojis that are used today in conversations through instant messaging applications and social networks.
Among all this variety, today we want to talk about one, in particular, the “nerd” emoji. The popular icon of big glasses and protruding teeth is one of the most used nowadays and whose hidden meaning is different from what many people think.
And although previously we explained the true meaning of the upside-down face in WhatsApp, now it is time to know more about the hidden meaning of the “nerd” emoji of the face with glasses and so start using it in your conversations correctly, join us to know it.
What does the nerd emoji mean?
Surely on more than one occasion, you have seen it in conversations or even, you have used it to express a person with a lot of knowledge, studious or bibliophiles, however, its meaning is much deeper than that and we will tell you below.
It is an emoticon approved in 2015 by Unicode 8.0, in which you can see a yellow face with glasses that is smiling showing its teeth and that is commonly associated with a “nerd”.
However, its hidden meaning is something that will not sit well with you, as it is considered a racist emoji. Yes, just as you read it. According to Emojipedia, both the glasses and his protruding teeth usually represent anti-Asian stereotypes.
If to all this, we add the characteristic color of the emoji (yellow), it could be taken further into racist territory. This has generated that platforms like Facebook and Google have completely modified the design of this emoji, eliminating the protruding teeth and placing a small smile.
Despite all this, companies like Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, and even WhatsApp continue using this popular emoji in its original form. Now, tell us your opinion about this emoji, do you think it is racist or has been exaggerated with its meaning? We read you in the comments!