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José J. Aguilar

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I think this reaction is more... hummm... "cultural"?

For me (and I'm not sure if everybody here in Spain would think the same) it seems more like: "please" or "I beg you"...

EDITED: for better understanding of what I mean... in our culture seems more like "praying" than "thanks"

 

AnandGupta

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In India, "Namaste" is "greeting with respect", when we meet someone elder or respected person.
It is also "praying" before GOD.
 

agraham

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As José J. Aguilar says above there is a definite cultural element to the interpretation of this emoji. As a devout atheist I would never use this emoji to says thanks, its connotations to me are religious prayer.
 

Sandman

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It's a surprising emoji to add, considering it's so closely connected to religion for a lot of people. I've always thought this forum didn't approve of religious or political discussions. (A stance I strongly approve of.)
 

Daestrum

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I can't work out when you would use an angry like - if you're angry you probably didn't like the post anyways.
 

Erel

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As a devout atheist I would never use this emoji to says thanks, its connotations to me are religious prayer.
It's a surprising emoji to add, considering it's so closely connected to religion for a lot of people. I've always thought this forum didn't approve of religious or political discussions. (A stance I strongly approve of.)
I don't see any harm with this reaction. Like any reaction in life, it is completely fine not to use it. Only if you want to.
 

AnandGupta

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I will use it, if I have to say "I pray to GOD for you" to a message.
This is more logical and normal for me.
 

Paul_

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As José J. Aguilar says above there is a definite cultural element to the interpretation of this emoji. As a devout atheist I would never use this emoji to says thanks, its connotations to me are religious prayer.
In many cultures like Thailand, Indonesia etc. this is a "wai" greeting to meet people with respect and not a religious greeting.
 
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