New Emojis Coming in 2017 – Things are Starting to Get Weird

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A few days ago we featured the list of new emojis that would be releasing with the latest OS and firmware updates in December, which included iOS, Android and Windows. Even before that became old news, the Unicode Consortium has released the potential list for Unicode 10.0.

While previous emoji news and updates featured some straight-forward, long-overdue, and trivial list of new additions, things are starting to become a whole lot more convoluted with the Unicode 10.0. The list includes a T-Rex (nice), an exploding head (interesting), and a breastfeeding woman (strange). I wouldn’t necessary disagree with the list, as the Unicode Consortium seems to be coming under pressure from all corners to be politically correct in their offering, but given that a few obvious ones, like face palm, have been missing for years, I find it hard to imagine why some of these are more important in the latest release. The list has not yet been officially signed off, and may still have a few exclusions or additions before the official announcement.

The prospective list includes the following:

    Flying saucer
    I love you hand sign
    Grinning face with star eyes
    Grinning face with crazy eyes
    Face with finger covering closed lips
    Serious face with symbols covering mouth
    Smiling face with smiling eyes and hand covering mouth
    Face with open mouth vomiting
    Shocked face with exploding head
    Breastfeeding
    Palms up together
    Curling stone
    Bowl with spoon
    Cup with straw
    Coconut
    Broccoli
    Pie
    Pretzel
    Cut of meat
    Sandwich
    Canned food
    Giraffe face
    Zebra face
    Hedgehog
    Sauropod
    T-rex
    Cricket
    Face with monocle
    Older adult
    Bearded person
    Person with headscarf
    Person in steamy room
    Person climbing
    Person in lotus position
    Sorceress
    Fairy
    Vampire
    Merperson
    Elf
    Genie
    Brain
    Orange heart
    Green heart
    Yellow heart
    Blue heart
    Purple heart
    Billed cap
    Scarf
    Gloves
    Coat
    Socks
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