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Unicode is Releasing 72 New Emojis

You'll need to up your emoji game on June 21.

That's when the Unicode Consortium, a 501 non-profit organization that coordinates the development of the Unicode standard, will officially publish Unicode 9.0. The new release will include 72 new faces, animals, foods and other random emojis you'll probably only use once (if ever).

But hey, searching for ways to use (or misuse) arbitrary images of eggplants and chocolate ice cream while guessing which symbol Miley Cyrus will tattoo on her lip next is half the fun, right?


This little guy is chocolate ice cream, okay? Get your head out of the gutter!

Here are a few of the standouts, courtesy of Emojipedia:



Some of the new faces are decidely odd.



But these would be fantastic during a breakup. Okay, maybe not the last one.



Foodies will rejoice (is that paella?).



This could be the next generation of Clueless speak. #TalkToTheHand #AsIf #ButFirstLetMeTakeASelfie



This one will certainly get a lot of use around Baconfest.



Bros everywhere will unite.



Your dad will dig this one, for sure.

And now, to introduce the most phallic emoji that will undoubtedly be misused time and time again. May we present to you, the worst emoji ever, the cucumber.


We're looking forward to the official release later this month, when we can toast our friends in style!


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