All of Maine Rejoices After Lobster Emoji Is Made Official

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King tweeted thanks to The Unicode Consortium for "recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in ME and across the country".

King signed his tweet with an emoji for a cow followed by another for a crown.

The Unicode Consortium has announced the finalization of the Emoji 11.0 standard which adds 157 new emojis.

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And he immediately made an impact under Sir Alex Ferguson, scoring a hat-trick on his United debut against Fenerbahce. Everton star Wayne Rooney has backed Chelsea and Liverpool to make the top four in the Premier League this season.

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 consortium is accepting submissions with renderings through the end of March. 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. If you've been feeling a bit perplexed as to how you can accurately describe that feeling when the blood drains from your face, the Consortium included a "cold face", and if the opposite is true, a "hot face".

Angus King says the emoji is long-overdue and a cause for celebration for lobster lovers.

The crusade to bring a lobster emoji into existence began in the summer of 2017, WTMW reported, when a petition to this effect made its way throughout the Internet.

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