Our Favorite New Emojis And Why They Matter

Lions and Cartwheels and Clowns! Oh my! 🙊

Now that Emoji 4.0 was released, there’s little you can say that need go unsupported by a cheeky colorful icon. We finally live in a world where salads are emojis too; where kiwi fruit is finally getting the recognition it deserves, and you don’t even have to type out *face palm*. Here’s a list of our favorite new emojis and why they matter:

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1. Clown

Clown is creepy AF (….yes), but if you’re a fair-skinned redhead who–despite several emoji updates– still feels left without an emoji to identify with, Clown is your new pink shirt girl. While yes Clown’s hairline is receding, note that the red statement lip and rouged cheeks are on point.

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2. Black Heart

When you’re single AF and your heart is the color of coal, this is the emoji for you. (Cold) Black Heart is a mood, a metaphor, and probably even a lifestyle. It’s not broken, it’s just temporarily closed for business. Beneath the icy teflon exterior hides a red heart that maintains the hope it’ll some day be reactivated 🤞.

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3. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Medals

“You’re amazing!!!!!” is a commonly sent text message, but does the sender mean spectacular, great, or good enough? Now we have the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals to rank us. We deserve to know exactly where we stand, especially when the guy we’ve been hanging out with every weekend night doesn’t want to tell us. Go for the gold!

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4. Stuffed Flatbread

I didn’t know that Stuffed Flatbread was something I needed until now that I have it!. While in my humble opinion it looks like a carved out cantaloupe with salad spilling out of it, it’s comforting to know that if I’m craving gyro I can easily make it known. Also great for a mood denotation, e.g. Mood: Stuffed Flatbread🥙. Let’s get that trending!

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5. Astronaut

Talk about career goals. Where was this emoji when I was deciding what to do with my life? Astronaut is inspo. Prepared for anything and ready to go, Astronaut is the boss lady hero we wish to see in ourselves and can be used in a conversation like:

Person: Want to go on an adventure?

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Person: YAAS. I’ll pick you up now.

 

6. Detective Woman

When you’re doing a deep social media dive on your BFF’s new crush, Detective Woman is you. Detective Woman is key for when someone tells you something that you happen to already know. If he asks how you know, you shall reply with this emoji as that’s much more socially acceptable than telling him that you backstalked him to the beginning of time and also know that his middle school girlfriend dressed up like a spice girl for Halloween in seventh grade.

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#Blessed are we that there’s an emoji wearing David Bowie face paint and a cartwheel which screams Hallelujah! Stay tuned for more emoji glossaries to come and check out this article if you want to learn how to flirt while enjoying gifs of Ryan Gosling.

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