Our prayers have been answered
Emoticon-lovers of the world came together today to celebrate a new, law-themed addition to the emoji family.
Law emojis have experienced a turbulent history: while the scales of justice emoji has long taken pride of place in the smartphone keyboard, its gavel counterpart was cruelly taken from law students and lawyers without warning via an update.
The feelings of betrayal were intense.
where the FUCK is the gavel emoji
— aishah (@shahJvmat) October 3, 2016
On a related note I desperately wish we still had the gavel emoji
— ?spoopfina? (@KnightofKickass) September 22, 2016
Honestly. I'm still not over the loss of the gavel emoji. and that happened with iOS7.
— Sarah Lilly (@slilly34) September 21, 2016
But now it seems the emoticon gods have answered our prayers. Blood, sweat, tears and a Legal Cheek petition later, a new judge emoji is now available for iPhone, Android and Twitter users.
So, it’s not quite the gavel we asked for but — interestingly — Apple specifically has treated its users to a hammer-wielding judge, which is maybe even better than just a gavel. By contrast, Twitter and Android have opted for a less gavelly, more United Kingdom-friendly version.
— Emojipedia ? (@Emojipedia) December 19, 2016
Naturally, Twitter went wild over the news.
Finally, an emoji that can accurately communicate the professional nature by which I judge everyone's actions and choices ??⚖️
— natasha cougoule (@tashcoug) December 20, 2016
I fell in love with this latest emoji : ??⚖️??⚖️??⚖️??⚖️??⚖️??⚖️??⚖️ yessssss judge
— Krystal ? (@krysppee) December 19, 2016
??⚖️ the emoji holding the gavel ??
— ਸੋਨਮ (@NijjarSonam) December 19, 2016
Maybe 2016 hasn’t been THAT bad then after all…