As we all know, emojis aren’t just great for adding a little bit of flair to your messages. There are now so many emojis that you can avoid using outdated words altogether and just skip right to these bright, multipurpose icons! Sure, your friends will have to decipher what you mean every time you shoot them a text, but that’s a small price to pay for progress–not to mention it’s hilarious. If you don’t believe that emojis are the best way to communicate that the world has ever seen, then read the 10 funniest emoji stories below and rethink your position.

1. The Ultimatum



This guy is not screwing around. Buddy, if you know what’s good for you, stay away from Matt’s cartoon lover. There will be consequences.

2. The Slim Shady




We love to see people recreate song lyrics with emojis, and this is one of the finest efforts on the Web. These are, of course, the lyrics to Eminem’s classic “Lose Yourself.” We’re especially impressed with “mom’s spaghetti.”

3. The Threefer



If there’s anything better than one song, it’s three! These are some great translations of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Young, Wild, and Free” (although the Future lyrics at the end are a bit rough).

4. The Will Smith



In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on my iPhone was where I spent most of my days. We wish we could make every “Fresh Prince” episode into a text message–those would definitely be the funniest emoji stories of all time.

5. The Hannah Montana



Miley has had a meteoric rise to stardom, but even she didn’t come up as quickly as this story. We like the “abridged version” much better than our own memory of events.

6. The John McClane



Real talk time: Die Hard is the greatest action movie ever. If you’ve never seen it, this will give you a good recap of what you’re missing out on, though not even the funniest emoji stories can capture this film’s 80s hilarity (or violence). Also, Argyle definitely doesn’t wear a turban.

7. The Labyrinth




It doesn’t look like this hungry little monkey is ever going to get his banana. Oh wait–monkeys can climb trees, so this whole thing is pointless. Never mind.

8. The Crazy Cat Lady




It’s always important not to lie to yourself. If you think you’re going to end up alone with an apartment full of cats, you probably are. Just go with it.

9. The Night Before Christmas



And that’s the story of how Santa ruined his own holiday. Good job, you elvish drunk. Now I’ll never get that XBox.

10. The Funniest Emoji Story Ever




Sarah just wanted to wish her friend a happy birthday, but wound up causing tragedy for the whole town. Visit the source link for the whole tale. We assure you it’s definitely one of the funniest emoji stories you’ll ever read.