False Teeth, Back Ache And Bingo: The 'Emoldjis' Could Be Coming

A gran from Coventry has inspired a series of 'emoldjis' to reflect the lives of the older generation

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Last year, experts revealed that the fastest growing language in the UK is 'emoji.'

Earlier this year, the emoji language embraced greater diversity with the introduction of same-sex couples and families as well as female athletes.

But it seems this diversification does not cater for one other under-represented group: the elderly.

Diane Hill, a 56-year-old grandmother from Coventry, came up with the idea to design emojis which reflect the lives of people over 50 as part of a BBC outreach project about how the media reflects the people and places around them.

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BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio then commissioned local artist, Chris Oxenbury, to officially design a range of 'emoldjis'.

Among the nine 'emoldjis' that have been created are ones that depict back ache, false teeth falling out, and bingo love eyes.

False teeth falling out
Back pain
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'I could send any of these emojis to my friends and they'd know what I mean,' Diane told the BBC.

Bingo eyes
Spending the grandchildren's inheritance money

The 'emoldjis' have now all been sent off to the Unicode Consortium for approval. New emoji characters are only released by Unicode on an annual basis, but it could be that emoldjis will make their way onto our mobile phones and devices in the near future.

Watch this space. 😎

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