Ideas for the next set of emojis to be released in 2017 have been made public.
The Unicode Consortium has published a list of the 51 candidates.
The new ideas include a vomiting emoji, a flying saucer and even a slab of meat.
It also reveals a continued effort to make emojis more representative of the diverse user base, with a breastfeeding mother, a woman wearing a hijab, and a heavily bearded character.
The list will be finalized mid-2017 with the release of Unicode 10.0.
While the proposal reveals many new designs, it doesn’t necessarily show exactly how they will look if accepted.
The list includes a number of mythical creatures, such as a vampire, a genie, an elf, merman and mermaid, fairy, and a zombie.
A multitude of new food items have made the list as well, including a pretzel, a sandwich, a cup with a straw, canned food, broccoli, and a coconut.
And, the list also contains numerous new animals – giraffe, zebra, hedgehog, sauropod (like a brontosaurus) T-rex, and a cricket.
The list reveals new activities too, with a person sitting in the lotus position, and a person rock climbing.
In recent months, social media giants have been making strides to diversify their emojis.
A few months ago, Google revealed a series of new emojis in efforts to better capture the essence of its users.
The new emojis include 11 new professions, from rock star to scientist, each available in both male and female, and across all skin colours.
In addition to this, 33 existing emojis are set to be updated to include a new version for both genders.
THE 51 EMOJIS THAT COULD COME IN 2017
‘I love you’ hand sign
Grinning face with star eyes
Grinning face with crazy eyes
Face with finger covering closed lips
Serious face with symbols covering mouth
Smiling face with smiling eyes and hand covering mouth
Face with open mouth vomiting
Shocked face with exploding head
Palms up together
Bowl with spoon
Cup with straw
Cut of meat
Face with monocle
Person with headscarf
Person in steamy room
Person in lotus position
Mage (wizard, witch, sorcerer, etc)