🖕 Middle finger Emoji
Middle finger Emoji has grown in popularity in some of the western culture. This Emoji is shown with the back of the hand and the middle finger rose. It became part of Unicode 7.0 in 2014. It was called ‘’reserved hand with middle finger extended and this is its official name. In 2015, this Emoji was added to Emoji 1.0. There are very many terms that can be used to refer to this Emoji. Some people call it ‘’rude finger’’, ‘’flipping finger’’ and some others ‘’Dito Medio’’.
In simple terms, this Emoji depicts the physical act of raising one’s middle finger especially when they are in confrontation with someone else. In most of the world cultures, this Emoji is regarded an obscene. In Western culture, it is an obscene gesture and is also regarded as ‘’giving someone the finger’’, ‘’flipping someone off’’ or ‘’flipping the bird’’.
Versions with a skin tone modifier applied:
🖕🏻 Middle Finger : Light Skin Tone
🖕🏼 Middle Finger : Medium-light Skin Tone
🖕🏽 Middle Finger : Medium Skin Tone
🖕🏾 Middle Finger : Medium-dark Skin Tone
🖕🏿 Middle Finger : Dark Skin Tone
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History of Middle Finger Emoji
Before it was regarded as an Emoji, this obscene act of raising someone’s middle finger was in use as early as 423 BC. At this point in time, Aristophanes used this gesture in his play-the cloud. In this time, it was used to symbolize a sexual harassment. It was a threat of violent sexual penetration. In America and many other parts of the world, people use this Emoji to mean ‘’Go f*ck yourself’’ or ’’f*ck you’’.
Apple first used this Emoji in the iOS 9.1 update. It was used together with several other new Emojis. You will find many people referring to this Emoji as ‘’rude finger Emoji’’ or ‘’flipping the bird’’.
What does Middle finger Emoji mean?
Today, this Emoji can be used to mean a wide range of things. It can symbolize displeasure, protest, excitement and rage. Today raising middle finger when you are in confrontation with an opponent is a common practice. It’s a vulgar gesture that can have a range of meanings depending on the topic at hand. It can signify anger or rebellion…It’s now a common practice all over the world although it’s very recognized in the western cultures.
This Emoji can be used by drivers expressing road rage, by celebrities when they are performing or when they are being photographed by paparazzi. Even friends can use it in a playful manner. However, you have to bear in mind that this Emoji is considered extremely rude and inappropriate in formal contexts.
How to use Middle finger Emoji
There are several ways that you can use this Emoji. First of all you can copy and paste middle finger Emoji to get it on your smart device. Secondly, most of the devices now come with an Emoji Library and for this reason, you can always get it from the library and use it when need arise.
Example uses of Middle finger in conversations
‘’This 2019 I save no time for haters, 🖕 I block people and keep moving’’
‘’I don’t give a damn! have some valuable time to save 🖕’’.