My favourite emoji is undoubtedly this one

The ‘fog’ emoji.

So foggy, so grey, so poetic.

Some may be misled into believing this understated grey square has no ‘meaning’ beyond its materiality as fog, but unbeknownst to the masses the fog emoji has many nuances and uses.

When I’m trying to give off an air of mystery, I text many fogs, or as I like to see them, square clouds of smoke into which I vanish like a wizard.

In mid summer I like to remind my friends that happiness is fleeting by sending them fogs every few minutes.

So, you can keep your ‘crying laughing’ and your grinning excrement, I’ll take the fog

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