Alternative Emoji Interpretations

by Alexandria Symonds

The moment of anticipation just before a balloon animal takes shape

Clones discovering one another for the first time

Jell-O (red flavor)

Old man with mutton chops who is about to sneeze

Sue Lyons

The statement “I just don’t really see race”

East Village ruiner

The sound of one hand clapping

Soap opera amnesiac who’s just learned he has received a generous settlement from the accident

Contemporary art

Your friend’s terrible boyfriend

The world’s smallest violin (actual size)


60% ineffective glove

Alexandria Symonds is the online features editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She tweets.