Emer McLysaght: We’re all thumbs when it comes to recognising a bad emoji

You’ll cry laughing when you realise that the humble thumbs up is diverting attention away from the more egregious emojis in our repertoire

6th February, 2021
Emer McLysaght: We’re all thumbs when it comes to recognising a bad emoji
Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, has been trolled on Twitter over his thumbs-up response to a text from Tony Holohan, the Chief Medical Officer, about the rising number of Covid cases in Dublin

A few things made my heart sing this week: the transition into February and the flurry of St Brigid’s Cross-making across the country as people grasped at any activity at all that wasn’t AFW (Another F***ing Walk); the sight of a fully bloomed flower on my neighbour’s tree which is still festooned with Christmas lights; and the dogged commitment to trolling Stephen Donnelly on Twitter with the thumbs up emoji....

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