WORD REPLACEMENT FANS will soon be able to express themselves via the medium of breakfast, pregnancy and tumbler glass emojis courtesy of a Unicode update bringing 72 new characters.
Unicode 9 is due for rollout on 21 June, allowing someone expecting a child simply to use a emoji representing a pregnant lady.
And those desperate to express their desire for breakfast and brunch delights now have emojis for croissant, bacon, baguette, pancakes, egg and avocado. Healthy types, meanwhile, can express their smugness with a new salad emoji.
Fans of martial arts, fencing, juggling animals, water polo and boxing all have access to new symbols that help them express their desires, instincts and fighting prowess.
Probably the most significant new addition is a female face-palm emoji. It brings a new way to express disbelief and narrows the gender gap in the emoji world, where male emojis have been dominant.
Before you rush off to unleash a barrage of bacon and butterfly messages, bear in mind that Apple and Google will need to update their operating systems to add the new emojis.
But don’t despair, iOS 10 and Android N are slated for an October release, so just hold your horses for a few months and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in more emojis than you can shake a BlackBerry at.
The Unicode Consortium behind the language-destroying emojis is also discussing the details of Unicode 10, which may include chopsticks, dumplings, fortune cookies and dinosaurs when it arrives next year.
We can hear Chaucer and Shakespeare spinning in their graves. µ
Oh and it'll also help give aural pleasure
But it might still not be enough to make virtual reality super appealing
And a ridiculous competition
Now you can talk to your silly-looking earbuds too