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Emotions and feelings are complicated things, and English—robust as it is—sometimes falls short in accurately describing them. Fortunately, English has no issues with stealing words from other languages. The best-known of these is probably “schadenfreude,” a German word that means “taking pleasure in another’s misfortune.” And you know that feeling when someone makes a joke at your expense and it’s only days later that you think of the perfect comeback? Instead of using those twenty-two words, say that it’s “l'esprit de l'escalier,” French for “the spirit of the staircase.”

Sometimes we know exactly what we want to say, but typing it out on the phone’s tiny keyboard seems like a whole lot of effort. Other times, we just want to send a brief reaction to a friend’s post.

Enter emojis.

July 17 is World Emoji Day. We’ve come a long way from the simple :) and :D emoticons of the early days. Some of us would dig into the alternate keyboards to mine them for even more expressive figures. Now we have hundreds of emojis to choose from, and some apps even let us customize them to look just like we do in real life.

If you’re like me, communicating clearly in the morning is a real struggle before the first cup of caffeine. Let our emoji mugs do the job for you!

1. Cool

For those days when you’ve got it covered.

2. Sarcastic

You might not have it covered, but you’ve got an opinion.

3. At First Sight

Who brought doughnuts?

4. Yay!

The meeting was canceled?

5. Goofy

I’m in one of those moods. Proceed with caution.

6. Who Loves Ya?

I’ve got your back.

7. Sad

The meeting wasn’t canceled.

8. Pure Innocence

My friends and I use this one a lot. Mostly ironically.

9. You’re Killing Me

People can be so funny sometimes. Or such idiots.

10. Oh No!

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it all falls apart.

This is just one of our specialty mug collections. You can browse all of our mugs here. Remember, U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping!