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'Frowning Poo' and 66 Other Emojis Considered for 2018 Unicode Update

If you’ve been using Facebook, Twitter, or a smartphone running Android, you may have noticed the latest emojis have been shuffled into your platform of choice. Don’t worry if your smartphone doesn’t have them yet: your broccoli, hedgehog, orange heart, and pretzel emojis are on the way!

Unicode is the industry standard for creating the code used by your device to recognize and display various emojis. Unicode 10 is the most recent release, and it included a large list of interesting symbols that are now a part of the ever-expanding modern-day hieroglyphics we call emojis.

Apple has recently noted that their devices will be updated to include the newest emoji characters introduced in Unicode 10 this fall, and Microsoft is currently allowing users in their preview program to play with the latest batch before the update is released for all Windows devices soon.

Unicode 10 brought in a few fun additions to the emoji family, and my personal favorites from this group include the T-Rex, sandwich, and vampire. Even though emoji fans are counting down the days until they can text a puking smiley face, zebra, brain, gloves, or zombie from their preferred platform, the Unicode Consortium is already trying to select the best candidates for next year’s Unicode 11 release in June 2018. There are currently 67 proposed emojis in the running, but not all of the following will be made into emojis:

Face With Glistening Eyes

Grinning Face With Letters OK As Eyes

Frowning Face With Question Marks As Eyes

Blue Face With Clenched Teeth And Icicles

Red Face With Tongue Sticking Out With Bead Of Sweat

Face With Uneven Eyes And Wavy Mouth

Face With Smiling Eyes And Party Horn And Party Hat

Serious Face With Eye Mask And Cape

Smiling Face With Cape

Top Of Head With No Hair

Top Of Head With White Hair

Top Of Head With Curly Hair

Top Of Head With Red Hair

Roll Of Toilet Paper

Frowning Pile Of Poo

Receipt

Sponge

Bar Of Soap

Basket

Broom

Teddy Bear

Safety Pin

Ball Of Yarn

Spool Of Thread

Lotion Bottle

Luggage

Magnet

Brick Wall

Toolbox

Jigsaw Puzzle Piece

Flying Disc

Skateboard

Softball

Lacrosse Stick And Ball

Cupcake

Sliced Bagel

Mango

Leafy Green

Mosquito

Lobster

Raccoon

Parrot

Hippopotamus

Nazar

Woman’s Flat Shoe

Lab Coat

Test Tube

Llama

Red Envelope

Tooth

Peacock

Mooncake

Goggles

Fire Extinguisher

Firecracker

Abacus

Kangaroo

Petri Dish

Foot

Leg

DNA

Bone

Compass

Hiking Boot

I’m pulling for the mosquito, cupcake, and broom emojis, as they seem like some of the more useful options, but we all know that if it came down to a vote, the frowning pile of poo would win in a landslide.