Our 10 Most Anticipated Emojis from Unicode 9.0

What are those pesky ‘letter’ keyboards for when we can use the banter-ful emoji ones instead?

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Due for release on June 21 is Unicode Version 9.0, which includes 72 new emojis for us to use to express how we’re feeling. The more emojis they add to this collection, the closer we think we might be getting to a universal language. Esperanto, eat your heart out because these guys are doing it better (and making it more fun)!

We’ve made a list of our favourite mock-ups of the upcoming set:

1. Face Palm

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Face Palm (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

We don’t think we’ll use this much, actually. Oh, except for when we haven’t been able to find the face-palm emoji. And then when we wrote *facepalm* in text, it autocorrected to *faceplate*, indeed a *facepalm* moment. *facepalm*.

2. Lying Face

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Lying Face( Image Source: emojipedia.org)

Second up is the Pinocchio-esque lying face, which we can imagine only being useful in gossipy conversations. In other words, it’ll be used a lot.

3. Sneezing Face

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Sneezing Face (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

There aren’t enough emojis for us to let our allergy-free friends know how we’re feeling when spring hits. This, along with the green face, some kind of wind emoji, a fire, a devil, and a tear drop should do the trick.

4. Drooling Face

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Crossed Fingers (Image Source: emojipedia.org),

Emojipedia said this emoji could be used “as a display of desire in a person, object or concept”. We certainly already have a few people, objects and concepts in mind.

5. Call Me Hand

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Call Me Hand (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

This one seems seriously handy (ha). For gossip that’s too involved and juicy to possibly be messaged, or for brief and fun flirting, this seems to be the breadwinner. The emoji board has ensured all that this was not to be confused with the ‘shaka’ sign. But it will be. All the time.

6. Selfie Hand

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Selfie Hand (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

The perfect accompaniment to any self-indulging Instagram post, we can’t believe this one hasn’t been made yet. In any case, it will probably become the most used emoji of the year. And the next year.

7. Shopping Trolley

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Shopping Troller (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

For all those times you needed to tell someone you were grocery shopping. Sure, they don’t come along too often, but you never know when you’ll be in need of brevity when you’re juggling cans of tomatoes and bags of flour.

8. Crossed Fingers

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Crossed Fingers (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

For those of us old enough to remember the (yn) days of MSN and Myspace, we know the pain of searching for the crossed fingers emoji. Can be used to indicate luck, or an ironic way to express an especially close relationship between two people.

9. Shrug

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Shrug (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

We have no idea when we would use this one. We have no words, we just don’t know, we’re not sure, we… oh!

10. The Potato

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Potato (Image Source: emojipedia.org)

The humble potato is the king of comedy for those who know how to use it. And it’s finally here.

If you still haven’t seen enough, check out the full list of mock-ups here.