Taking advantage of the fact that the Seville Fair is being held in Spain and that the Pisuerga passes through…
Taking advantage of the fact that the Seville Fair is being held in Spain and that the Pisuerga passes through Valladolid, it seems that it has remained a good day to shed some light on the true meaning of “the flamenco of WhatsApp” . This is one of the most known and most versatile icons, since it can be used for when there is a desire to party, when something goes well or as a synonym for a very Spanish phrase: “Olé!” . But no, I’m sorry to tell you that the WhatsApp flamenco nor is it a flamenco she does not wear a fair dress. What, then, is its meaning?
The truth is that, although we could associate the emoji with the traditional Spanish flamenco singing and dancing, the reality is that we have to cross the pond to go back to its origins. And is that “the flamenco of WhatsApp” is, in fact, “The WhatsApp salsa dancer” . Indeed, the emoji represents a salsa dancer . Yes, you have lived deceived all your life. Well, all your life is not, rather since 2010.
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The emoji, whose real name is “Woman Dancing”, was introduced in Unicode 6.0 under the name “Dancer” and was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015 . She is also known as “the woman in the red dress” or “salsa dancer”, but the words “flamenco” or “Spanish” do not appear anywhere. In fact, just look at the details of the image to realize that this does not wear a comb or castanets , basic accessories of flamenco dresses.
In the beginning it was thought as an emoji without gender, but his appearance made him associate with a woman. Maybe that led to the fact that, in 2016, and as part of Unicode 9.0, a dancer was added to the emojis family. However, this is not dressed as the men who dance salsa usually wear, but with a clothing more typical of the nightclubs of the 80s . So much so that, although his real name is “Man Dancing”, he is known as “Disco Dancer”.
Having said that, I think it’s about time that assume this …
… is, really, this :
Sources : Emojipedia 1 , 2
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