Here’s some fun and silly…uh, we mean VERY serious news. Apple debuted new emojis and guess what? We’re finally getting a yogi! For when the prayer hands and om symbol just won’t cut it.
World Emoji Day was July 17th (you knew that, right?) and the iPhone overlords at Apple celebrated by announcing some fun new emojis to add to our nonverbal, pictographic communication. (This is 2017, how have we reverted back to cave paintings and hieroglyphics?)
Besides a sandwich and a way to express that you hate that sandwich (that’s the new green barf emoji), plus some really socially conscious additions (if not controversial in some circles) like a woman wearing a headscarf and another breastfeeding, we finally get…
…sound the trumpets…
The “yoga master”!
Now you don’t even have to type the word yoga anymore! (Female version and other skin tones included, we assume.)
Other word-extincting additions include a coconut, a genie, a t-rex, a zebra, a beard, an elf and a zombie.
And this guy:
A personal fave.
Could this signal the end times for WORDS??? Maybe!
The Unicode Consortium has dramatically increased the number of official emoji in recent years. It has approved 2,666 emoji as of June, up from 722 just two years ago. It’s also made a greater effort to include diverse skin tones, flags and occupations.
😀🌎🌍🌏📆 Happy #WorldEmojiDay! 🎉 We’ve got some 😎 new ones to show you, coming later this year! 👀👇 https://t.co/xBR9ZJ7l4g pic.twitter.com/fhDrr4J5KG
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 17, 2017
Step aside, poop emoji.
Remember emoji yoga? No? Maybe you’re better off.