There Are 38 New Emojis Coming Next Year, Including Owls, Avocados, and Bacon

*Praise hands emoji*

Thanks to the "Unicode Consortium," the band of feudal knight-sounding tech company responsible for multi-platform emoji goodness, June 2016 will bring with it 38 new emojis, assuming it's still cool to use emojis next year. We might all have holograms or some shit, who knows!

The point is, let's hope it's still cool — the list put together by consortium's "emoji subcommittee," Yahoo! Tech reports, includes a facepalm emoji, a prince, an owl, an avocado, some bacon, a "nauseated face," a "lying face" (this one will be fun, I bet), a croissant, a bat, a selfie, and a pregnant woman. There's also a shark, a cucumber, "man dancing," and a clown face, which will surely be terrifying. Assuming they are all approved by the company, the emojis will make up part of Unicode's 9.0 system update; Unicode 8.0 is currently rolling out across tech companies' products — and includes diverse skin tones for the [insert emotion here] face emojis we've all been waiting for.

In conclusion, if Whole Foods will put together a delivery system, a la Domino's, where they send me guacamole after I tweet them the avocado emoji, my world will be complete.

Alex Rees

I’m the news director here at, and I could really use a cup of tea right now. When I say I’m a lady on the street but a freak in the sheets, I mean that I’m eating mint chocolate cheesecake in bed. (Also, I’m a guy.)