A group message was reportedly sent out privately among girls who were looking to take a little break from all of that enforced family holiday merriment to mess with boys’ heads and have a little fun.
In fact, secret messages between girls is a time-honored tradition of bonding that always seems to end up sort of being about boys, while also having nothing at all to do with boys. There’s a seductive power to secrecy, a bond between girls that seems to permeate much of the insecurity, the fear, the low self-confidence that comes with adolescence. Boys might often be the subject, but they rarely end up being the “point.”
Lemon = Wants to be single
Do you remember back in middle school, when girls would have these secret games? Word association stuff, the kind of thing where if you understood what they were talking about, you were totally in but if not. well, you were just Gretchen from Mean Girls trying to make “Fetch” happen. So if you’re confused by what blueberry means on Snapchat, you could be the Gretchen of your social media friend group. Sorry.
Banana = CanвЂ™t find the right person
Raspberry = DoesnвЂ™t wanna commit
As of Christmas 2016, Snapchat Stories has now become an exclusive club of girls using adorable fruit emojis to totally “confuse boys.” The fruit system is actually a hierarchy of secret coding to let people know your relationship status. Unless, of course, those people are the confounded boys who probably took one look at the fruit emoji, shrugged, and went back to playing video games. As one such mother of said boys, I know what I’m talking about, believe me. But for anyone more invested in decoding the fruit system on Snapchat Stories, Wojdylo Social Media found that the secret code looks a little like this:
This isn’t the first time teenage girls have gotten together to not only confuse boys, but also everyone else on the internet over the age of 21 years old (I’ll admit it, I was confused). According to Reddit, some girls are also posting animals on Snapchat Stories as a way to let people know their relationship status without actually using words like “I’m single,” etc.
I have to say, I sort of wish we weren’t wrecking their secret here. Because I miss the days of passing notes in class, of playing “Truth or Dare” at sleepovers when “Truth” was always more frightening (and more thrilling) than “Dare.” Maybe it’s time we grown-up ladies take a page out of the young girls’ book and come up with our own secret messages about what’s important in our life. Like sleep, wine, shoes. you get it.
Do you remember back in middle school, when girls would have these secret games? Word association stuff, the kind of thing where if you understood what they were talking about, you were totally in but if not… well, you were just Gretchen from MeanвЂ¦
Raspberry: Don’t wanna commit
While most fruits are fairly straightforward, there is some debate over the meaning of banana. According to the blog post, Banana means married, however, in an ironic twist, the Reddit thread pegged it as вЂњcanвЂ™t find the right person.вЂќ As this code was created by teenagers, I’m inclined to believe Reddit’s meaning. However, if you really want to know a person’s relationship status, you could always ask instead of relying on fruit symbology.
An entire Reddit thread was started in an attempt to decipher the meanings of the fruit. Reddit user bubblegumwar posted, “All the girls on their story have put fruits such as “blueberry” and “pineapple” but none of us boys can work out what they mean. Anyone else noticing this?” With a little detective work, the boys eventually managed to crack the code, and posted the fruit meanings for all to see. It seems if you see a blueberry on your crush’s Snapchat story, you’re in luck. According to the updated Reddit thread, posting a blueberry means that you are single. Blueberry and cherry were the first fruits to be used frequently, cherry meaning “in a relationship.” One of the original Snapchat messages about fruit was discovered, and confirmed these meanings:
Before popping up in stories in April 2020, the fruit trend initially began shortly after Christmas day in 2016 as a way to share one’s relationship status over Snapchat, according to the social media blog Wojdylo. It seems amidst present opening and family time, a group of teenagers home on winter break had ample opportunity to create an entire code based around these healthful emojis. Originally started as a вЂњgirls only thing to confuse guys,вЂќ the fruit meanings were circulated in a private message that girls were encouraged to forward to their female friends on Snapchat.
Lemon: Want to be single
Other fruits with more ambiguous statuses quickly populated people’s stories as well, turning Snapchat into a veritable fruit salad. Their meanings go as follows:
The game quickly spread, no doubt helped along by the new group messaging feature Snapchat added in December 2016. The sneaky trick worked вЂ” the boys were stumped (as were most people over the age of 16).
Raisin: I want to get married to my partner
If you’ve been seeing fruit symbols on Snapchat lately and are wondering, вЂњWhat do blueberries mean in Snapchat stories?вЂќ you’re definitely not alone. Just like the oh-so-popular peach emoji, each different fruit вЂ” be it a cherry, banana, or pineapple вЂ” has a secret meaning thatвЂ™s way more than meets the eye. Just like the blueberry is chock full of antioxidants, social media is overflowing with codes, secret languages, and difficult to decipher acronyms. Most of these shorthands were created and circulated by teens, and the resurfaced trend вЂ” it actually began in 2016 вЂ” of tasty fruits posted in Snapchat stories is no exception. So if you’re wondering what the heck is going on with all these vitamin-rich emojis, you officially have permission to feel old.
If you’ve been seeing fruit symbols on Snapchat lately and are wondering, вЂњWhat do blueberries mean in Snapchat stories?вЂќ you’re definitely not alone. Just like the oh-so-popular peach emoji, each different fruit вЂ” be it a cherry, banana, orвЂ¦