The people have spoken, and their message is clear: Give us a hot dog emoji.
“People are demanding a hot dog emoji,” Laura Ustick, third-generation general manager of Superdawg Drive-In, which has been serving up hot dogs since 1948, told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a slight against the hot-dog community.”
The people are demanding it. It is a slight. Against the hot dog community.
While there are plenty of other food-based emojis out there—hamburgers, donuts, pizza, sushi, that NSFW-looking eggplant—the Hot Dog Emoji Coalition wants Unicode to tackle a wiener next.
“A hot dog emoji would stand for so much more than one word,” said Paul May, a 45-year-old video editor. “It basically would denote something that is inherently good.”
This is questionable. It would denote a penis.
Then again, maybe work on making some emoji of color first.
H/T Wall Street Journal | Illustration by Jason Reed