If you are still using the “laugh-cry” emoji to respond to a funny text or social media post, you are old. That’s according to Gen-Z. A Tik Tok battle has been going on between the members of the Gen-Z age group and Millenials. For context, Gen Z-ers were born after 1996. The Millenial group is anyone born between 1981 and 1996.
A 21-year-old told CNN, “I use everything but the laughing emoji. I stopped using it a while back because I saw older people using it, like my mom, my older siblings, and just older people in general.” Gen-Z’ers have started using the 💀 (skull) emoji to indicate “I’m dead” or “I’m dying” because the post was so funny. The 😭 (loudly crying) face is also acceptable. Surprisingly, LOL and LMAO are in vogue with Gen-Z’ers too.