Feeling drunk or gaseous? Woozy face is a versatile emoji

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What's with this face? The possibilities are many.
Photo: Apple

A word of caution to fans of Dwayne Johnson should he ever use the woozy face emoji, just released in iOS 12.1: you may not want to “smell what The Rock’s got cookin.’”

Bemused by the puzzlement of the masses on social media, the former wrestler-turned-actor dropped his theories on Twitter on just what the half-cocked face might be expressing.

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One face, many meanings. The Rock has spoken.
Screen shot: Dwayne Johnson/Twitter

Funnily enough, the design of the new woozy face emoji has the signature look from his old wrestling persona, where he raises one intimidating eyebrow.

Though woozy face made its debut at World Emoji Day in July, the face seems to have caught iPhone users off guard. Emojipedia defines it as “A face which may be showing signs of being tired and emotional, i.e. drunk.”

But emoji users will no doubt expand on the situations in which it will be used.

Johnson assigned deeper meaning to the face, the way emoji users made eggplant mean… well, you know what it means.

Samsung, Twitter, Google and Microsoft all have versions of woozy face.

While some believe it will be the go-to icon for one-too-many adult beverages, others shared ideas that show “Woozy’s” potential.

Twitter user, Bodega Hive, thought the face was the classic pose when the DMV takes your license photo.

Gabbie Graff recognized the face as what happens after when the dentist numbs your face to fill cavities.

Another elite athlete, Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Ethan Cooper, described the face as the look of a complex burp. “When you burp and try and push your breath out the side of ‘ya mouth.”

Same face, but with gas of another kind.

Source: DesignTAXI