New Melting Face Emoji is super relatable

Emojis have quite wormed in into our lives that we cannot imagine now how it is to live without them. Whether we just feel like not replying or just to send shit or whatever emotion we want to convey there’s always an emoji to match it and if there’s none, well you might want to see this newly released set of emojis and you might find what you’re looking for.

Unicorn Standard & Unicode Consortium

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A little background fact, a “Unicorn Standard” contains unifying characters for modern and historic scripts, letters of various alphabets, punctuations, symbols, and emojis. 

This standard is being maintained and published by a non-profit organization called the Unicode Consortium. They make sure that all of the world’s languages, including dead ones, can be translated through your keyboard and into your monitors or phone screens.

Unicode Consortium recently released 37 new emojis that will be available to your devices by the end of 2021 and earning the spotlight is the super relatable “melting face emoji”.

“Melting face emoji”

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The Melting Face may appear to be a new crowd favorite as this yellow smiley face melting into a puddle is a total mood. 

It is a perfect representation of what most of us are feeling these days or this past years with the pandemic and everything that is going on. Its eyes and mouth slip down the face, yet still maintain a distorted smile. A face of “okay but not okay” to be precise.

It has been described to be used on the topic of extreme heat or to convey feelings of “embarrassment, shame, or a slowly sinking sense of dread”. Well, ain’t that us in a nutshell.

Unicode 14.0 emojis includes: 

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  • Face with Open Eyes, which can be used to imply shock or surprise
  • Face with Peeking Eye for expressing disgust or fear 
  • Dotted Line Face, which is an established comic-book trope for feelings of smallness or isolation
  • Face Holding Back Tears
  • Saluting Face 

Hand gestures, which come in various skin colors 

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  • Pointing finger
  • Heart hands
  • Handshake 
  • Finger hearts (K-Pop)
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As with the drastic routine change, we have all experienced round the globe among other changes, the emotions are running high and plenty in each of us. These new emojis might just be what we need to fully express them.

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyos
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Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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