Typing "lobster" now easier than eating them thanks to emoji

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For more details, take a look at Emojipedia's rundown on Emoji 11.0 and check out the video below.

King, who has been known to sport a lobster tie on the Senate floor, had pushed the consortium to approve the emoji so that "people who fish, process, serve, eat, or otherwise admire the lobster can accurately express themselves in emoji form".

In September, the independent senator sent a letter to the California-based Unicode Consortium pressing for the emoji, highlighting the crustacean's economic and cultural value to Maine.

The Unicode Consortium has released its updated list of approved emoji for the upcoming year. He even signed the tweet with a cow emoji and a crown emoji, seemingly representing his name "Angus King".

How past wounds fuel debate over Polish law
Meanwhile, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country was committed to combating lies about the Holocaust . The new law would outlaw publicly and falsely attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish nation.

Device manufacturers, technology companies and social networks should adopt the new Unicode 11.0 update a few months after its June 2018 debut, so there's plenty of time to get your submissions in for 2019's emoji release. The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee determines which characters will become part of the official emoji lexicon, creating a uniform code that can be used across platforms.

The lobster emoji coming to smartphones will be a pretty snazzy way to say "I love crawfish", too, because of its resemblance to the crustacean popular in Louisiana boiling pots.

Campaigns surrounding emojis have occurred in the past.

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