Technically, ??? is the chipmunk emoji, but a lot of users think it’s a squirrel. The fact that it’s holding an acorn on many platforms doesn’t help with the case of mistaken identity.
As there isn’t a squirrel emoji (yet), most of us make do with the chipmunk emoji. Most of us. Some, though, have had enough and demand an eastern gray squirrel emoji. A petition was even started in 2017 pushing the Unicode Consortium to “Make America Gray Again.” Unfortunately for squirrel emoji proponents, the petition was closed in 2018. Continue reading “The ox emoji spiked in 2016 thanks to boy-band One Direction’s Niall Horan, who was dating a Taurus”