Costly misinterpretation: A thumbs-up emoji leads to a ₹50 lakh fine in Canadian farming deal
Misunderstanding emojis can lead to costly mistakes, as shown in a recent incident in Canada. A farmer was fined ?50 lakh for misinterpreting a thumbs-up emoji as confirmation of a contract. This highlights the need to be cautious and understand the meanings of emojis to prevent misunderstandings.
Misunderstanding the precise meanings of emojis can sometimes lead to costly mistakes, as demonstrated by a recent incident in Canada. In Saskatchewan, a local grain buyer sent a message to farmer Chris Actor in March 2021, assuring him of purchasing his crops in November. Chris Actor responded to the contract with a thumbs-up emoji.