Last May, Yahoo news reports that the Unicode Consortium — a little-known Mountain View, California-based organization that standardizes characters and emoji across all the different operating systems — voted to release a batch of 74 brand new pictographs, including a wilted flower, bacon, and a symbol for the word “selfie.”
People who are trying to conceive and planning families will now have a pregnant woman emoji option now too! Woo hoo! It made the cut.
The new Unicode Emojis were released today and people are most excited about all the new food options including bacon!
!!!!!they’re releasing a bacon emoji today!!!!!
— Lauren Lux (@laurennleighh) June 21, 2016
Sadly, to make room for more, we lost some.
The taco is no more. Why? I don’t know. I’m sad because what will I use to express Taco Tuesday now? No fair!
We suppose because of the recent mass shooting violence, they removed the rifle. Though, the pistol is still there so…. shrug
And as an avid selfie taker, I thought it was so cool to see the Selfie emjoi make its debut. Finally!
Sadly, still no red hair emoji! Sorry gingers. 🙁
Are redheads considered just as dangerous as rifles or is there another reason we still don’t have our emojis?
— Rachel Schallom (@rschallom) June 21, 2016
Here’s the complete list:
Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Face With Cowboy Hat
Man In Tuxedo
Hand With Index And Middle Fingers Crossed
Call Me Hand
Raised Back Of Hand
Shallow Pan Of Food
Glass of Milk
First Place Medal
Second Place Medal
Third Place Medal
Martial Arts Uniform
Person Doing Cartwheel
Drum With Drumsticks