(via Give your friends the finger when these new emoji arrive on your phone The pictographs that you see on your smartphone keyboard are about to get a big upgrade. Unicode, an industry standard that regulates the presentation of text across different software platforms, updated today to include 250 new emoji, the Unicode Consortium says. It will be up to the makers of Unicode member platforms like iOS and Android to implement the new standard and develop pictographs to represent the emoji, each of which Unicode describes only with a few tantalizing words. The new emoji will include Derelict House Building, Wind Blowing Face, Man in Business Suit Levitating, Spy or Sleuth, and the much-requested Notched Right Semicircle With Three Dots, among many others.
OK so this is basically Emoji: Vice City. Cookie. Cigarette. Poultry Leg. Shortcake. Freaking Pizza. Three boozimojis. Holy shit, Stacey. I’m getting full Ron Burgundy here. I’d be lying if I didn’t say the Pill and Syringe concerned me a bit, but fuck it, you’re essentially the most amazing person on Earth. Teach me how to emoji, Stacey, teach me how to emoji.
Diagnostic emoji: Clapping hands sign x 1,000 Prescribed emoji: Ring (Marry me)