It’s the New Year tradition that captures the imagination of the masses. Not the sudden inability to find a locker in your local gym, nor the achingly hip trend of deciding not to have fun drink in January – but the release of new emojis for smartphone users.
And 2018’s list is already shrouded in controversy, after the ‘sad poo’ emoji was, erm, flushed from the list by a bowl-full of complainants.
However, Twitter has reacted somewhat differently, with users emptying their vowels onto social media to back the emotional excrement emoji.
As a result, we’ve announced odds of 5/2 that it gets added to the final list of new emojis in the New Year.
Other sure bets include ginger people (1/25), bald men (1/8), a bagel (1/7), and a llama (1/3). We also offer a slew of left-field contenders, such as a dab (2/1), Donald Trump (4/1), Meghan Markle (7/1), a Gregg’s sausage roll (20/1), and an image of the contentious Brexit border in Ireland (500/1).
Asked about the possible new emojis spokesman Paddy Power said: “Now Apple have added all the essentials – such as bald men, ginger people, and bagels – they can really run wild with cultural tributes.
“Front of that list, probably, should be the dab – and 2017 would really be confirmed as the year of Trump if a Donald emoji was added. Though they do already have that small pair of hands one.
“Elsewhere, it’d be nice to see a pint of wine, everyone’s new favourite princess Meghan Markle, and a new one of the word-tile things saying ‘send nudes’, for all those emoji-nal booty calls.”
1/25 Ginger people
1/8 Bald men
5/2 Sad poo
11/4 Kitten heels
4/1 Donald Trump
4/1 A pint of wine
7/1 Meghan Markle
8/1 Kim Jong-Un
10/1 “Send nudes”
20/1 Gregg’s sausage roll
66/1 Paddy Power lucky pants
100/1 Kolo Toure’s face
150/1 Tony Pulis’s baseball cap
250/1 Mike Dean showing a yellow card
250/1 Joe Hart being beaten at his near post
500/1 The Irish border