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2021-06-08 18:25:37.720441+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

RT Joan “Pride of Saugus” Donovan, 🦫 @BostonJoan

I still can’t believe I was the co-creator of 🦫.

Every time I use it, I’m like “wwwhhhaaatttt have I done with my life?”

I am more proud of this accomplishment than my PhD.

Slate: About Dam Time — The hilarious, extremely convincing proposal to make a beaver emoji.

Unicode L2/19-110: Proposal for BEAVER Emoji

This proposal requests the addition of the BEAVER emoji to the Unicode emoji library.Beavers are a suborder of rodents mostly restricted to North America, who are hunted for their fur. ​The fur trade was a significant factor in the selection of the beaver as an official emblem of Canada, which extends back at least as far as the 17th century,where the beaver appeared on the Montreal coat of arms. However, outside of Canada,the beaver has many different meanings culturally. College and high school sports teams use the beaver as a mascot. As well, the beaver is sometimes used as slang tomake reference women’s vigina[sic]. Among lesbians, references to beavers are insidejokes that carry no pejorative insult.

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