Maine senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory

Sen. Angus King of Maine has finally netted his state a lobster emoji.In September, the independent senator ...

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 7:50 AM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 7:50 AM

Sen. Angus King of Maine has finally netted his state a lobster emoji.

In September, the independent senator sent a letter to the California-based Unicode Consortium pressing for the emoji, highlighting the crustacean's economic and cultural value to Maine.

On Wednesday, the Unicode Consortium announced the emoji would be added to its library, a move that King hailed as "great news." He thanked the emoji-creating company "for recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in Maine and across the country."

The Unicode Consortium announced 156 other new emojis Wednesday besides the coveted lobster, including a pirate flag, a softball, a female superhero and a mosquito.

But alas, lobster aficionados won't be able to use the emoji just yet. The new emojis are scheduled to be released in June, according to a company news release.

King fittingly signed off the tweet with his name in emoji form: a cow for Angus and a crown for King.

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