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Pinching Hand Emoji Will Probably Be the Most Misused of the New Emojis


The guys in charge of emojis, the Unicode Consortium, have announced that a total of 59 new emojis have been added into the Unicode 12.0 and if we include all the different skin tones, this number shoots up to 230.

The Unicode Consortium, which includes members like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Huawei that they had received a total of 104 new emojis for consideration as additions to the new emoji list for 2019 (Unicode 12.0).

The consortium, through Emojipedia, said that all the approved new emojis would come to the major operating systems; iOS, Android and Windows, platforms such as WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. However, their availability would be dependent on each platform’s individual release date

Pinching Hand Emoji

pinching hand emoji

Of all the emojis approved, the pinching hand emoji is one that I can bet will elicit the most excitement. Why? Well, the emoji looks like what most people use to signify something small, specifically, a small penis. Actually, the consortium explains it as, “A hand with thumb and index finger in close proximity. Used to suggest that something is small, or to gesture a small amount.”

For this reason, the emoji will end up being “misused” as a troll tool, thank you Unicode Consortium.

Everything Else

Here’s a list of all the other emojis that were approved:

  • Yawning Face
    Yawning Face on Emojipedia
  • Orangutan
    Orangutan on Emojipedia
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo on Emojipedia
  • Skunk
    Skunk on Emojipedia
  • Oyster
    Oyster on Emojipedia
  • Sloth
    Sloth on Emojipedia
  • Otter
    Otter on Emojipedia
  • Guide Dog
    Guide Dog on Emojipedia
  • Service Dog
    Service Dog on Emojipedia
  • Probing cane
    Probing Cane on Emojipedia
  • Woman with probing cane
    Woman With Probing Cane on Emojipedia
  • Man with probing pane
    Man With Probing Cane on Emojipedia
  • Manual wheelchair
    Manual Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Woman in manual wheelchair
    Woman in Manual Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Man in manual wheelchair
    Man in Manual Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Motorized wheelchair
    Motorized Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Woman in motorized wheelchair
    Woman in Motorized Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Man in motorized wheelchair
    Man in Motorized Wheelchair on Emojipedia
  • Ear with hearing aid
    Ear With Hearing Aid on Emojipedia
  • Deaf person
    Deaf Person on Emojipedia
  • Deaf woman
    Deaf Woman on Emojipedia
  • Deaf man
    Deaf Man on Emojipedia
  • Mechanical arm
    Mechanical Arm on Emojipedia
  • Mechanical leg
    Mechanical Leg on Emojipedia
  • People holding hands
    People Holding Hands on Emojipedia
  • Onion
    Onion on Emojipedia
  • Garlic
    Garlic on Emojipedia
  • Waffle
    Waffle on Emojipedia


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