A shrug denotes an individual’s indifference behavior towards something. A person may also choose to shrug on not knowing an answer to any query. The shrug deliberated as an emblem substitutes the use of words to describe something and visual representation comes into its place. Vocabulary is no longer required and pictorial illustration is hence used in its replacement.
Shrug emoji denotes as if a person is shrugging. A person usually shrugs when he/she is uncertain of the situation or having knowledge deficiency in a particular area. The shrug behavior is seen in terms of raised shoulders together in synchronization with lifted arms and hands. An individual’s shrugging behavior has been explained in Unicode 9.0 under the name of shrug irrespective of gender. However, the visual picture of shrugging is also defined separately for both men and women, using images. The same shrug is added to the emojis platform in 2016 which got popularized by users who are big fans of emoticons.
The idea of shrugging has been taken from the Western culture who prefer performing a shrug rather than saying it in words. The expression is accompanied by raised eyebrows as well. A person shrugging is a significance of “I don’t know” that is well mimicked by the use of emoji.
The user prefers to copy-paste these emojis instead of typing it on their own which is why copy emoji has been designed. The purpose of copy emoji is to simplify the process of using it. The emoji once copied can be pasted somewhere else quite easily. This further ensures the smooth flow of work thereby eliminating the unnecessary limitations. It just takes 1 to 2 seconds to type the emoticons using copy-paste and thus saving user’s time. Also, it is cumbersome to type these shrug emojis to be used somewhere. The shrug also depicts the exaggerate expression when the person has no single clue about the current situation.