Typing "lobster" now easier than eating them thanks to emoji

Gwen Vasquez
February 8, 2018

"Neither the existing crab nor shrimp emoji can be effectively used to represent a lobster, which has a distinctively different profile", wrote King, who was also among the nine New England senators who co-sponsored a successful resolution past year designating September 25 as "National Lobster Day".

In what is definitely the biggest news to hit the state of ME possibly ever, there will soon be an official lobster emoji.

But alas, lobster aficionados won't be able to use the emoji just yet. Dubbed Emoji 11.0, the list contains no less than 157 emojis that you might see on Android and iOS devices in the second half of the year.

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King signed his tweet with an emoji for a cow followed by another for a crown. There are sample images for the new emoji floating around the internet, including those from Emojipedia and from The Unicode Consortium itself.

Luke Holden, whose Tenants Harbor lobster restaurant is one of 30 he has opened around the world, launched an online petition during the summer of 2017 that attracted more than 5,000 signatures and triggered a #NoLobsterEmoji hashtag movement on social media. The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018. A mosquito emoji is also being added.

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