Friday, June 3, 2016

72 new emojis set to be released in June

New emoji are coming! The organization that approves new emoji before they hit your keyboard has just announced 72 more emoji which will be added to the Unicode standard (Unicode 9.0) later this month.

This selection includes several fun additions, including those reflective of internet slang – for example, Rolling on the Floor Laughing – which has its roots in the acronym ROFL – is one of the upcoming emoji and shows a tilted smiley face with a wide mouth and closed eyes. Another surely popular addition will be the shrug, which people tend today to type out with symbols like ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

Plus there is a clown face, a Pinocchio-like lying face with a growing nose, a cowboy, and several “sick” faces like a green nauseated face, a sneezing face, and a drooling face (which looks more sick than salivating.).

Among the people additions, the notable new arrivals will include a woman with a child, a dancing man who looks like Saturday Night Fever’s John Travolta, a guy in a tux, a face palm, and the aforementioned shrug.

For hand gestures, we’re at last getting the crossed fingers emoji, as well as handshakes, fist bumps, and a raised arm with a phone in hand for the “selfie” emoji, among other things.

There are also a number of new animals and food items, including the timely add of a gorilla, plus deer, fox, lizard, shark, butterfly, and more, plus tasty bacon and baguettes, pancakes, and salad (if you’re being good), to name just a few.
There are also a ton more sports and travel options, like mopeds and scooters, karate, fencing, boxing, handball, wrestling, juggling, gymnast, and even water polo…because…uh, well I’m sure someone plays water polo and was tired of typing that out. Oh and hey, the Summer Olympics are coming!

The new gold, silver and bronze medals will be handy for that, too.

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