New Emoji Release Features Italian Hand Gesture

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JAMESTOWN – Get your thumbs ready, new emojis are on the way.

One 117 new emojis approved by the Unicode Consortium will be rolled out later this year.

The big theme appears to be gender inclusivity. We’ll be getting the transgender flag, a gender-neutral Santa, and a man wearing a wedding veil.

Another entry sure to be popular is called “Italian Hand Gesture.” It’s the pinched fingers often used to express confusion, disbelief or rejection.

Ninjas, mammoths, bubble tea, a human heart and a smiley face shedding a single tear also made the cut. Imagine what these could do for the plot of an “emoji movie” sequel, if only we could be so lucky.


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