PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Touted as an easier way to texting "I love lobsters," a new emoji is likely to get good bit if action in south Louisiana.
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.
Maine Independent Sen. Angus King says the emoji is long-overdue and a cause for celebration for lobster lovers. King tweeted thanks to The Unicode Consortium for "recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the country."
Unicode, a nonprofit organization that promotes consistency in computer coding, said Wednesday the lobster emoji was among more than 150 picked to be added in the next round of emojis. Others include a bagel, a pirate flag and a mango.
We're still calling it a crawfish.