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#AccordionTwitter Aflame with New Emoji ๐Ÿ˜

February 3, 2020

As you may have heard, there’s a new emoji in town ๐Ÿช—!
(How to Successfully Create an #AccordionEmoji.)

The announcement of an Accordion Emoji ๐Ÿช—, to be released over the course of 2020, raised a flurry of responses. My Accordion Noir co-host Rowan and I combed #AccordionTwitter (as usual) to document this cultural event.

The #AccordionEmoji met a long-felt need ๐Ÿ˜ข

There was even a request the day before it was “announced” ๐Ÿค”

Then came the announcement ๐Ÿ“ข

“Weird” Al voiced his support ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Billboard boosted the story, and many, many click-bait sources copied their tweet ๐Ÿ‘€

Al’s Fans Were Overcome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

#AccordionTwitter Blew Up ๐Ÿ”ฅ

There were doubters, but demands for an Accordion Emoji were included in the original proposal ๐Ÿ“Š

There were questions about the Emoji process ๐Ÿค“

I answered with background on Unicode and the fantastic help we received from the great folks at EmojiNation. I detailed the story on our blog here:
Accordion-Emoji Coming in 2020!

The Latinx responses were well-represented โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

Excellent day not only the accordion, but the Tamale, Piรฑata, Chancia, Arepa flat-bread, and the pepper emoji!

#TransVisibility Was Big News Too ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

A highlight of the day was when Mary Steenburgen (celebrity composer and accordion-playing actor) heard the news ๐Ÿค—

The #AccordionEmoji Party Continued ๐ŸŽ‚

Will Mass-Transit Rebrand the #AccordionBus? ๐ŸšŽ ๐ŸšŒ ๐ŸšŸ ๐Ÿšƒ ๐Ÿšˆ

The Piano/Button keyboard controversy is real ๐ŸŽน ๐Ÿ”˜

Tension remains between button and piano accordions. No word yet from #BandoneonTwitter

Still much work to be done ๐Ÿ“Œ

The Wait for the Emoji Commences ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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