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“Praying” Emoji May Actually Mean “High Five”

Anytime someone is sick, fighting for their life, or deep in sorry, I send a “Prayer” emoji demonstrating my commitment to pray and seek the Lord’s help.

But I may be inadvertently celebrating with a “High Five!”

The prayer emoji is apparently this one:



Now social media is abuzz debating whether we’ve been wronged by the emoji powers that be.

But emojipedia, calls the controversial emoji “Folded Hands” allowing much room for interpretation.

Personally I would think a “High Five” emoji would look like this (courtesy of EmojiRequestcom):


This isn’t the first time an emoji has caused such controversy.

Many thought the “Hug” emoji was one who wanted to grab boobies.


The moral?  Go Old School and express wishes and sentiments the old fashion way…with real words.



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Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, and iHeart Radio.




Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Author

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