What’s wrong with this emoji?
There are a few things that can stir the passions of America into quick action, and emojis — for reasons I don’t begin to understand — is one of them.
Lobster legs provide an example.
A lobster has 10.
So the emoji has been redrawn. What kind of fool would use an 8-legged lobster emoji? Happy now, America?
When you’d use a lobster emoji — and because I’m aged, when you’d use any emoji — is also a mystery, but it’s at least keeping members of Congress happy.
Great news for Maine – we're getting a lobster emoji!!! Thanks to @unicode for recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the country.
— Senator Angus King (@SenAngusKing) February 7, 2018
Unicode is also reconfiguring a new skateboard emoji after an outcry from Big Skateboard. And it’s also replacing a left-hand double helix.
No, really, this upset people in the DNA community.
“Oh, a new Unicode Emoji for DNA! Great! Let’s have a look …
… you’ve got to be f&#@ing kidding me.” 😡 pic.twitter.com/oCKtCSYc4B
— Konrad Rudolph 👨🔬💻 (@klmr) February 13, 2018
(h/t: Paul Tosto)