Every year, Webster's Dictionary adds a handful of new words to the definitive word guide in the English Language. Since emojis are indeed a new language, it's time to start thinking of Unicode, masters of computer language, as the new Webster's. The Unicode Consortium has just confirmed it will be adding 41 new emoji characters (37 are new, 5 are modified old versions) as a part of Unicode 8.
So what's being added and why? The heavy favorite taco emoji will be added after a Change.org petition from Taco Bell, demanding the Mexican cuisine be included. From the petition:
Taco Bell fans everywhere have been asking for a taco emoji for years and now we finally have the chance to help get the people what they want. America wants a taco emoji. America needs a taco emoji. Help us. Sign this petition. Let’s make the taco emoji official.
And it is. Subsequently, a burrito emoji is being added, too. Also on the list are a smiley face rolling its eyes, popcorn, a hot dog, religious symbols and more.