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There are 72 new emoji arriving this month

*Shocked face*

There are 72 new emoji arriving this month

*Shocked face*

*Smiley face*

*Clapping hands*

This, in essence, will be the reaction of millions of millennials the world over upon hearing that Unicode - the keepers of the universal language of emoji - are adding 72 new pictorial expressions to there already heaving lexicon. 

Here's our take on some of the new additions. 

Rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL)

Suggested use:

"Michael Owen thinks that Everton's John Stones is the only English player who 'could walk into Barcelona's team'..."


Clown face

Suggested use:

"I'm having those night terrors again, I think that bloody circus triggered them."


Cowboy emoji

Suggested use:

"Jim's racist uncle is over from Texas again."


Avocado emoji

Suggested use:

"If I read one more thought piece on someone's obsession with avocados, I'm going to choke myself to death on an avocado stone."


Selfie emoji

Suggested use:

"Just seen an horrendous accident at the level crossing. Someone was taking a selfie out a moving train. They didn't see the telegraph pole coming."


Hang ten emoji

Suggested use:

"How do you make a convincing shadow puppet of a banana using only one hand?"


Face palm emoji

Suggested use:

"They've given Piers Morgan another TV show."


Dancing man emoji

Suggested use:

"Dad's been on the Carling and Dancing Queen just came on at the wedding reception."


Wilting rose

Suggested use:

"How are things going with that girl you met on Tinder?"


Fist bumb

Suggested use:

"What's the biggest thing you think you could fit in your mouth?"

Here's the full list of the new emoji that'll be cropping up in your apps and social networks from this month...

  • FACE WITH COWBOY HAT
  • CLOWN FACE
  • NAUSEATED FACE
  • ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING
  • DROOLING FACE
  • LYING FACE
  • SNEEZING FACE
  • PRINCE
  • MAN IN TUXEDO
  • MOTHER CHRISTMAS
  • FACE PALM
  • SHRUG
  • PREGNANT WOMAN
  • SELFIE
  • MAN DANCING
  • "CALL ME" HAND
  • RAISED BACK OF HAND
  • LEFT-FACING FIST
  • RIGHT-FACING FIST
  • HANDSHAKE
  • HAND WITH INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS CROSSED
  • BLACK HEART
  • FOX FACE
  • DEER
  • GORILLA
  • RHINOCEROS
  • BAT
  • EAGLE
  • DUCK
  • OWL
  • LIZARD
  • BUTTERFLY
  • SHARK
  • SHRIMP
  • SQUID
  • WILTED FLOWER
  • CROISSANT
  • AVOCADO
  • CUCUMBER
  • BACON
  • POTATO
  • CARROT
  • BAGUETTE BREAD
  • GREEN SALAD
  • SHALLOW PAN OF FOOD
  • EGG
  • GLASS OF MILK
  • PEANUTS
  • KIWIFRUIT
  • PANCAKES
  • CLINKING GLASSES
  • TUMBLER GLASS
  • SPOON
  • OCTAGONAL SIGN
  • STUFFED FLATBREAD
  • SHOPPING TROLLEY
  • SCOOTER
  • MOTOR SCOOTER
  • CANOE
  • PERSON DOING CARTWHEEL
  • JUGGLING
  • FENCER
  • MODERN PENTATHLON
  • WRESTLERS
  • WATER POLO
  • HANDBALL
  • GOAL NET
  • RIFLE
  • BOXING GLOVE
  • MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORM
  • FIRST PLACE MEDAL
  • SECOND PLACE MEDAL
  • THIRD PLACE MEDAL
  • DRUM WITH DRUMSTICKS