WTF? The Cactus Emoji Means What?!

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Remember when you were a kid, and you and your bestie spoke Bubble fluently? The secret language let you gossip about your sister right in front of her — and she just thought you were speaking gibberish! That's kinda what emojis have become. You can speak entire paragraphs in one teensy picture of a space invader, but unless you can decipher what these 21st century hieroglyphics mean, you may as well be your sister scratching her head.

Enter Jayde Lovell, our newest STEM Muse. She's a real-life scientist who consistently busts stereotypes that scientists have to look like this guy, and today, she's going to uncover the real meaning of emojis. You probably knew that the peach is code for butt (cheeky!), but did you know that that cute, little whale means...oh, we can't write that here. You're just going to have to watch the video to find out!

If you want to see more of Jayde (and her BFF Bec!), be sure to visit their YouTube channel, Did Someone Say Science? and follow them on Twitter: @JaydeLovell and @BecSusanGill.

Cambio Muses are handpicked by our very picky staff — not just anyone can explain science like our girl, Jayde Lovell! Your video game must be strong, and you've gotta be smart AF in the areas of beauty, fashion, STEM, DIY, health/wellness, and/or advice. If you have a YouTube channel and would like to be considered for the Muse program, please email


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