If I were an emoji sommelier there is one pairing I would definitely recommend after looking at this year’s 37 pick. finalized emoji. And it’s a combination of the new “bubbles“emoji with the existing” peach “. The old emoji has just been finalized with version 14.0 of the Unicode standard, but the collection has been public since the beginning of the year.

The reason is simple. Peach has long duplicated itself as an internationally recognized symbol of the human buttocks, making “butt bubbles” an elegant euphemism for farts. Of course, you’ve long been able to tell a similar visual story by combining fishing with the gust of wind emoji (which I now see is technically called “flee“). But now you have more options. As if you wanted to symbolize the act of emitting gas in a bath or a swimming pool, you monster.

The new emoji.
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The list, which is nicely summarized by Emojipedia, also includes new faces such as “biting lip” and “saluting face”. Unfortunately for The English seek to ward off bad luck, there is not yet a magpie emoji to associate this latter with. New hand gestures include a pair of hands creating the shape of a heart and a hand pointing at the screen. As part of this release, handshakes in the hands of different skin tones are now officially supported.

Finally, there are also new gender options for pregnancy, including emoji for “pregnant person” and “pregnant man”. A new “person with crown” joins the existing “prince” and “princess” emoji.

Now that the emoji list is finalized, it’s up to the major platform owners to add the designs to their software, which for the most part is expected to happen next year between January and August, according to Emojipedia. If you want to know more about making emoji, The edgeJay Peters helped create this year’s “bubble” and “waving face” emoji, and has already submitted proposals for “gaping face” and “waffle”. You can read all about the process it went through here.

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