One of my favorite things to do is to watch and see what emojis become candidates for Unicode updates (don’t judge). Sometimes they’re really great and sometimes they’re, well, obnoxious.
Two years ago, the word “selfie” was added to the dictionary, which made my day really awful until I saw that “twerk” was also added. Then it turned into the worst day ever. Well, another one of those infinite facepalm days is upon us, because we might actually have to endure an emoji depicting a motherfucking selfie.
Yes. You read that right.
The act of taking a selfie is still the butt of jokes for days, so surely adding an emoji won’t make things any worse. Will it? Of course it will.
The selfie emoji is a candidate for inclusion in Unicode 9, which would hit mid-2016. That means there’s still time to get it thrown out. The rest of the candidates are pretty normal (here are a few):
- Face With Cowboy Hat
- Clown Face
- Nauseated Face
- Rolling On The Floor Laughing
- Drooling Face
- Lying Face
- Call Me Hand
- Raised Back Of Hand
- Left-Facing Fist
- Right-Facing Fist
- Hand With First And Index Finger Crossed
- Pregnant Woman
See that? There’s even a facepalm emoji. That’s something I can get behind.
Please, please oh emoji lords. Don’t adopt the selfie emoji. If you do, it means that the word selfie, the act of taking a selfie, seeing selfie sticks, etc., will never ever go away.
Microsoft had it right when it adopted this bad boy:
What flip phone should I get?