Emojis: 10 fun ways to brighten your messages

Font Size:

Emojis, everyone is using them, even Foreign Minister Julie Bishop isn’t adverse to sticking a smiley face at the end of a message. But if you’re ready to take it to the next level, here are 10 fun emojis that will perfectly illustrate your messages.

1. Super sleuth


Use when you’re trying to get to the bottom of a tasty rumour or particularly confusing conundrum.

2. Mouth zipped closed


Convince your friends that their secrets are safe, or indeed, to keep their lips sealed about your confidences.

3. Live long and prosper


Rather than just wish someone good health, give them a traditional Vulcan greeting.

4. Unicorn head


If you’re not quite sure someone is telling you the truth, let them know you believe them as much as you believe in unicorns.

5. Turkey

We just really like this but you could use it to convey just how useless something is.

6. Spicy chilli

You could use this to let someone know you find them hot, or perhaps, more likely, how spicy your dinner was last night.

7. Popcorn


If you’re taking someone to the movies, let them know the snacks are on you, or use to invite someone around for a movie night.

8. Racing car

If you’ve got a friend with a lead foot, let them know it’s time they slowed down their driving.

9. Airplane taking off


Give your friends a dose of jealousy by letting them know you’re off on holiday.

10. In a hole

Alert your text buddy that you’re in a spot of bother!

Not sure where to find emojis on your device? On your screen’s keypad when you open a message there will be a smilely face option. Simply tap this to open a world of emotive emojis

Do you have a favourite emoji or do you detest the little images?

Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


Email in real life

Everyone has bad email habits, but how annoying are yours?

Embarrassing text messages

Have a laugh at some of the embarrassing messages Autocorrect comes up with

Written by Debbie McTaggart


Total Comments: 6
  1. 0

    Dear Debbie,
    How can I add emojis to these comments? Meantime –
    Debbie is hot (insert chilli emoji) on some issues, but her comments (insert turkey here), like Julie Bishop’s (alternative meaning for zippered mouth here), are sometimes cold (insert unicorn here). As someone noted recently midst various informed replies to her poorly researched (insert not so super sleuth emoji) comments (insert in a hole emoji here) on pension withdrawal for pensioners who travel (insert plane emoji here), many have reasons other than elitist (insert popcorn emoji here) for their travel.
    Cheers (insert appropriate emoji here)

  2. 0

    If you want to spark up your e-mails etc, put this link into your favourites.


  3. 0

    If you have a Mac (and don’t tell me that you do or you may be labeled an “elitist”, like I have been, by one of the envious many who are still in the Microsoft mire) there are 1,000’s readily available on your keyboard.

  4. 0

    People have been giving me this “live long and prosper” gesture for years, but with only two fingers. Does it mean the same thing?

  5. 0

    Well wasn’t that Fun 🙂



continue reading


Jenny Eclair: 'Middle-aged women aren't invisible, they are just ignor

"I've had a lapse back into the menopause today," Jenny Eclair declares at the start of our interview. "I had...

Aged Care

Is your loved one in aged care during the pandemic? Here are seven ideas to make things easier if lockdown strikes again

Many families have faced the stress of having a loved one in aged care during this anxious time of COVID-19....

Health & Ageing

How The Midlife Method author keeps her health on track

In The Midlife Method, food and lifestyle writer Sam Rice explores why it is so much harder to lose weight...


How to … tell if you're oversleeping and what to do

An adult needs between seven-and-a-half to nine hours of sleep each night. If you're consistently sleeping for longer than this...


Hand in hand at London Zoo with a simian friend

YourLifeChoices' 91-year-old columnist Peter Leith recalls an encounter of the simian kind during a visit to London Zoo back in...


Retirement Made Simple

In this interview with podcast host John Deeks, the 80-year-old offers pearls of wisdom on all matters retirement: the sea...


The last blockbuster had an end of summer sleepover

Several months ago, the last Blockbuster store on Earth temporarily rebranded - as an extremely nostalgic Airbnb. A few lucky...


Best day trips from Melbourne

We've got more reasons than ever to embrace the adventures we can find in our own backyard and, luckily, Victoria...