Everyone out there with blue bubble messages get ready to rejoice, because our newest set of emojis for this year has just been officially confirmed. Your “most recent” will definitely change for the better, because the newest version of Unicode is releasing 56 new emojis that you’re going to be all about. They could be coming your iPhone as soon as July, which is in just two short days, people. Start crafting your upcoming texts in your head, because you’re going to want to wait until you can use all of these new emojis.
We’re getting some long-awaited emojis here, such as the vomit face and a mermaid, which will probably be 90% of my written communication from now on. We’re also getting a cursing face (insert praise hands here), a fountain drink which we’re all going to assume is a Diet Coke, and a pretzel, otherwise known as the only reason I show up to sporting events with my boyfriend. I’m so thrilled with this update, because now not only can I use the vomit face every time my boyfriend suggests going to a sports bar for “date night,” but I can also curse him out in pictures while still retaining an adorable, ladylike vocabulary. Honestly, this is a huge win for everyone.
Of course, we’re still missing some key emojis that I’ve been complaining about for quite a long time now. Our choice of wine is limited to red – um, hello, do you not realize that people most likely to use this emoji might actually prefer white or rosé? We’re still also missing some queso, and while we have some tropical mai tai, my go-to margarita is nowhere to be found. Maybe one day I’ll be able to communicate entirely in emojis, but until then, I’ll have to settle for using my words to supplement my pictures – oh, and reminding everyone every day that I am, in fact, a mermaid..