Make the Thanksgiving Turkey Emoji
This petition had 7,519 supporters
A Thanksgiving turkey emoji has been proposed to Unicode, the non-profit organization that oversees the coding standards for texting and emoji.
We at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line — the people who talk (and text) about turkey more than anyone — echo the feelings of Thanksgiving-loving folks everywhere when we say, “It’s about time.”
Every other major holiday has at least one emoji. There’s fireworks, champagne, and noise-makers for New Year’s Eve; cupid hearts for Valentine’s Day; ghosts and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween; and so much more.
But Thanksgiving, the most-celebrated holiday in the country, doesn’t have an emoji that truly captures the occasion.
“But there’s already a turkey emoji,” you might say. And yes, there is. But it’s not a delicious Thanksgiving turkey. So—just like Christmas got a Christmas tree, even though there was already a perfectly good pine tree—Thanksgiving deserves its own emoji too.
Because Thanksgiving is one holiday that’s really for everyone. And if any Thanksgiving symbol is going to become an emoji, it has to be that iconic symbol of the holiday—a perfectly roasted turkey.
So please, let Unicode hear you, and sign the petition.
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