Did anyone else just get super excited for 2016?!
The Unicode Consortium made our month when they released a new list of 67 emojis that have been accepted as candidates for possible inclusion in the official Unicode language...and they're everything we wanted and more.
Considering we would use the majority of the emoticons on the list every day, it's safe to the say the Unicode Technical Committee is going to have a tough time narrowing them down before they make their final decision next June. As for which new emojis are on the list, there are several new hand gestures like a handshake, call me and crossed fingers, and seven new faces including a face with a cowboy hat, a sneezing face and a drooling face.
And that's just the beginning. There's a man in a tuxedo, a selfie hand (!), a pregnant woman, fist bumps, a black heart, a shark, an avocado, bacon, a person doing a cartwheel, a fencer and clinking glasses among many others (get the full list here).
Still out of all the stellar emoticons on this list, there are seven (three above and four below) that totally stole our hearts: The Face Palm, Shrug, Fingers Crossed, Lying Face, Drooling Face and Rolling on the Floor Laughing and Selfie emoticons.
Why? For starters, the Face Palm can be used as a reaction for just about anything (i.e. if an ex texts you or you embarrass yourself in front of your crush), The Drooling Face is perfect for a text accompanied by a foodie snap, or when you're so tired you can't even think and your teacher called on you in class anyway.
Crossing our fingers (The Fingers Crossed emoticon – would be so useful here) that at least these seven and several more make the final cut.