FYI: There Are New Emojis On The Way

  • Prince: Emojipedia Someday your prince may come! In an effort to represent both men and women in each type of emoji, there may be a man with a crown to go with the current princess emoji.

  • Groom (or James Bond, if you want): In the same gender-fairness vein as the prince, the bride will get a groom (if she swings that way). If she’s not interested, you could use the man in tuxedo emoji for anything where a mentioning a fellow in a penguin suit would be appropriate.

  • Dancing Man: There may be a dancing man emoji to go with the all-too-familiar emoji of a salsa dancing woman in red. That’s pretty neat, because if we had a nickel for every time “Stayin’ Alive” comes up in a text conversation, we would have … under an Euro, probably.

  • Wilted Flower and Black Heart: Wilted Flower and Black Heart

  • Hands: Emojipedia There’s a slew of new hand gestures that are finalists, including left and right-facing fists — perfect for fist bumping your buds. Other hand-themed emojis include a handshake, fingers crossed and a hand making a “call me” gesture.

  • Expressions and Faces: Finalists in this category include nauseated, drooling, rolling on the floor laughing, lying and a face painted like a clown, which will live in our nightmares.

  • Vehicles: Apparently enough people ride Vespas and scooters to warrant their inclusion as emojis. The true blessing in this category is a stop sign, which we’re surprised isn’t an emoji already.

  • Animals: Unicode 9.0 candidates include an owl, bat, duck and shark. A gorilla emoji is also a finalist, and we hope it ends up looking like Shabani, the world’s sexiest gorilla.

  • Food: Emojipedia You can never have too many food emoji, and candidates on this list include baguette bread, green salad, potato and two that are highly anticipated: avocado and bacon. The latter has been wanted for so long that there’s actually a petition to get it added.

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    Monday, 24. August 2015