After years and years of emoji-based discrimination, it looks like members of the much-maligned lacrosse community may finally be getting the opportunity to dingle their dangles like top-cheese lettuce heads all up in them DMs and text messages. Snipe show, indeed!
According to a recent Business Insider write-up, Unicode, which essentially runs the show in Emoji Land, included a lacrosse stick and ball emoji in the beta version of its 2018 iPhone emojis. Some of the other entrants? A frowning poop, a bagel, and a bunch of bald people. What a lineup!
Sure, it may just be the beta version and nothing’s set in stone yet, but as US Lacrosse Magazine points out, this news is definitely a long time coming.
From US Lacrosse Magazine:
The lacrosse world has been waiting for an emoji for the sport for years. Fans have used and overused the #NoLaxEmoji hashtag until it got the attention of those willing to take action, like Nicole Bohorad, who led a group in submitting a proposal for a lacrosse emoji to the Unicode consortium in 2016.
It seems the hard work that Bohorad, US Lacrosse President & CEO Steven Stenersen and Tewaaraton Foundation Executive Director Sarah Aschenbach did last last year might be paying off.
If the lax emoji makes Unicode’s final cut, you better believe that Shackleford Stanwick, Dallas Creamer, and the rest of the 2018 Lacrosse All-Name Team are about to be pounding out lacrosse emojis until they get tendinitis. Just all lax everything. Lax all the time. Lax forever.
If your name is Tanner and your girl shoots over that “wyd” text? You’re thumbing out 5 lacrosse emojis and smashing send with your left hand while your right hand is doing all sorts of stick work. That’s wyd.
“Hey, Wheaton. Just wanted to know what your plans are for Christmas break. Your father and I would love to see you! Love, Mom.”
“Plans?” “Christmas break?” “Father and I?” Wheaton doesn’t know anything about that. All he knows is lax. He’s sending over that lacrosse emoji to mom so fast that he doesn’t even need to use his thumbs to type. His lettuce does the work for him.
So, on behalf of all the Colbys, Claytons, and Corsons of the world, thank you, Unicode. For finally bringing lax to the masses. Or, at the very least, considering it..
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