Do Effeminate Men Use Emoji More Than Masculine Men?

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    Apr 05, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
    Inspired by NYT article: John McWhorter, a linguist who teaches at Columbia University, said that some men shy away from emoji because, as he put it, “Women use them more.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/fashion/mens-style/should-grown-men-use-emoji.html?ref=fashion
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    Apr 05, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    We're old. Shit that kids do bothers us. We stand on our porch and shake our fists. Then we die, and the next generation laughs at the remaining geezers who still use emojis. It's the circle of life.
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    Apr 05, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Nice point! I guess as we traverse through life we collect the dust of life at that moment in time.
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    Apr 06, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    There are so many. It takes too long to scroll through and locate an emoji beyond the basic smileys.

    Found it takes less time to type out whatever an emoji is supposed to represent in a message.
  • ffilc

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    Apr 06, 2015 8:48 AM GMT
    emoji is like good vocabulary, it makes people cringe, but gets your point across. icon_wink.gif


  • biandawesome

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    Apr 06, 2015 8:53 AM GMT
    I'm okay with them in small doses, and it depends which ones (I mean sometimes a smiley face can make the difference between coming off as an asshole or not in an environment where people can't hear your tone of voice).

    That said, whether its a gay guy or a girl that's sending me text messages that say "heyyyyy" or "hugs" or "muah" it sort of makes me ill like I just vomited bubblegum ice cream or something. Sure, maybe I'm old and crochety, but it's okay to defend your personal taste if you want to.

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    Someone had to use an emoji in this thread.
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    Apr 06, 2015 9:09 AM GMT
    woodsmen said
    Nice point! I guess as we traverse through life we collect the dust of life at that moment in time.

    How poetic! But I don't know about any study of emoji use, according to sexual orientation, or age.

    So I'll dust myself off to please the popular arena,
    Yet still retain what I think is my own personal "patina". icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 06, 2015 1:42 PM GMT
    ffilc saidemoji is like good vocabulary, it makes people cringe, but gets your point across. icon_wink.gif




    I don't know... it confuses me sometimes

    what does a green bearded santa mean? or a beaver on a bicycle?
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    Apr 06, 2015 2:18 PM GMT
    This would've been a much better thread had the topic read:

    "Do Effeminate Men Use Emoji More Than Masculine Men? icon_idea.gificon_question.gificon_exclaim.gificon_neutral.gificon_wink.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_twisted.gificon_evil.gificon_cry.gificon_redface.gificon_razz.gificon_mad.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gificon_question.gificon_surprised.gificon_sad.gificon_smile.gificon_biggrin.gif"
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    Apr 06, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
    *Giggles*
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    Apr 06, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    I enjoy using emojis because text can be misinterpreted but using a certain emoji allows me to express myself in an easy way.
  • Tooji

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    Apr 06, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    I find some emojis hilarious and it feels much better when you see some sort of a smiley in your convo, otherwise the convo seems to formal and dry. Makes me nervous..
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 06, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    Bad news-effeminate men, on average, use emojis more (Source: my iPhone and hundreds of text histories).

    Good news-effeminate men, on average, are more in touch with their emotions and are better able to communicate said emotions. Effeminate men are also more likely to cry during a sad movie, as are women. (Source: decades of life experience and almost no exceptions to these "rules").

  • GiveItTime

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    Apr 06, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
    Yasssssssss. You're Welcome.icon_biggrin.gificon_smile.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_redface.gificon_wink.gificon_twisted.gificon_idea.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_exclaim.gif
  • mmmship

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    Apr 07, 2015 11:56 AM GMT
    Wait. "Women use them more" is an excuse nowadays? When can these straight men stop being so self centered, egoistic and even narcissistic? Straight men LOVE to stigmatize everything between men and women, like it's some kind of illness.

    Women use the toilet seat so men shouldn't? Wtf? Emojis aren't feminine products. And frankly, who gives a fuck? Use it! It's harmless.
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    Apr 07, 2015 12:42 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidBad news-effeminate men, on average, use emojis more (Source: my iPhone and hundreds of text histories).

    Good news-effeminate men, on average, are more in touch with their emotions and are better able to communicate said emotions. Effeminate men are also more likely to cry during a sad movie, as are women. (Source: decades of life experience and almost no exceptions to these "rules").



    You are right, at least in my case I could say.

    xD
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    Apr 08, 2015 6:00 AM GMT
    Not sure on the whole human population. lol
    But those men around me? Yes, the effeminate ones are the ones who used them a lot. But it's people's choices, nothing wrong with it! Haha.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 08, 2015 6:16 AM GMT
    I use the light bulb for idea a loticon_idea.gif

  • Apr 10, 2015 12:39 AM GMT
    Ohh man, another one non sense debate. Yes, and gays who are not that gay suck less cock and stuff like that.
    When people are going to stop thinking BS?
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    Apr 10, 2015 12:51 AM GMT

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  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 10, 2015 6:39 AM GMT
    Gay men have more sex than straight men. FACT! icon_cool.gif

    I'm living proof on both sides.
  • Scalese89

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    Apr 15, 2015 11:36 AM GMT
    I think this harps back to stereotype of the woman willingly expressing her emotions unlike the impassive figure of the man. As the article clearly states: “Women tend to be more overtly expressive in language". Whilst I disagree with this suggestion, I do think that there is something at play concerning issues of sensitivity/emotion. However, I suspect it is often more preferable for some, particularly on a forum such as RealJock, to use an emoticon to express themselves rather than admit that they are 'embarrassed', 'shy' or 'sad'.


    Personally, I use them to clarify the context and the tone of my messages, particularly when it could be construed that they are 'firm' or 'blunt' when the reality is quite different. It's also useful when talking to new people could be unfamiliar with your inferences and could therefore benefit from this visual clarification.