Are your social media buttons flipping people off?

Let this serve and a warning to anyone who posts social media icons on their blogs, websites or email signatures. 

A client called me yesterday and left a message asking “So, what does the F’in bird mean on your email signature?”.

F’in Bird? I had no clue what the client was referring to.  This client is not the type to throw out profanity or even quasi-profanity so my heart started racing.

“Yeah, at the bottom of your email it says F’in Bird.”

With my heart pounding wondering what in the world could be on my email signature and how did it get there without me knowing it. Maybe a Hacker?  Or a Prankster?  Could someone actually find a way to break into my email and put some profanity on my signature?  The thoughts were spinning wildly through my brain as I broke into a cold sweat.

I opened my email as fast as I could to analyze my signature and there it was.. the bird that links to my Twitter Account.  But “F-in Bird”?  I thought the bird was actually kinda cute.  I didn’t see anything out of order…



Twitter Bird

The bird is fine.. BUT WHOA…Then I see it.  I SEE the “profanity” I’ve been sending out to the world via email, blog post and website…. life is all about context, isn’t it?

The rest of the signature looked like this and I had to laugh…






fin bird

Face Book, Linked In & Twitter but to someone not too familiar with social media…  Just an F’in Bird.

Yes…I did rearrange them but thought about it a minute before I selected the final arrangement, keeping the “f” and the “in” separated.


Social media buttons fit together like a hand in glove. 

Just make sure that glove isn’t flipping anyone off.

About The Amy Jones Group

Mindy Jones Nevarez is the owner of Amy Jones Group Keller Williams Integrity First. The Amy Jones Real Estate Group has been recognized as the #1 Real Estate Team in Chandler by the Phoenix Business Journal and voted Best of Our Valley for 4 years.

The Amy Jones Group specializes in real estate in Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, and Phoenix.


  1. That’s Great! I guess I better check my signature! HEY your Captcha Code was

  2. Thanks, Mark…but you’ve stumped me. IMPO? What does that stand for?? Impossible maybe? I’ll check it out!

  3. I love the social media buttons you on your site.