Facebook's new emoticons – Russian-style

Russian-style likes

Russian-style likes

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Facebook's replacements for the 'like' button get the Russian treatment

Facebook recently introduced a replacement for the old "Like" button, which now includes several other expressions besides "Like": "Love," "Sad," "Angry," "Haha" and "Wow." The current look of these emoticons is pretty standard, one might even say boring. One Russian Facebook group – "Obrazovach"– has adapted these reactions to make them more fitting for a Russian audience.

По нраву – "Like"

Intended purpose:
When you approve of something.

Meaning in Russia:
A reminder that God is everywhere and you should remember to go to church soon.

Любо  – "Love"

Intended purpose:
When it's more than just a like. 

Meaning in Russia:
Praise the one and only God and his son Christ. You definitely should go to church as soon as possible and atone for your sins and mistakes. Seriously. 

Потеха – "Haha"

Intended purpose:
When something is funny.
Meaning in Russia:
It is so funny you could end up rolling on the floor. But since you are Russian, you will make do with a simple chuckle. 
Other meaning: You have done something stupid, but resolved to laugh it off timidly. 

Диво – "Wow"

Intended purpose:
Impressed or shocked.

Meaning in Russia:
You have a trained bear and you are not afraid to use it as intended. 

Кручина – "Sad"

Intended purpose:
When Like is just not the right option.

Meaning in Russia:
You are from a backwoods village, and even little things can make you sorrowful.

Крамола – "Angry"

Intended purpose:
Hate or disgust for something or someone.

Meaning in Russia:
You are an Orthodox priest and someone is snoring violently in the middle of church mass. It's infuriating.

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