Where does come from?
The green salad emoji was first tossed in 2016 under Unicode 9.0. It joined a long list of other healthy options, including the avocado emoji 🥑, the carrot emoji 🥕, and the cucumber emoji 🥕.
Across platforms, the green salad emoji depicts a simple salad in a white bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, and other vegetables, such as cucumbers, onions, and black olives, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below.
In the above screenshot, you might note a hardboiled egg in Google's design. In June 2018, Google removed that egg. One of Google's UX managers, Jennifer Daniel, joked that the decision was meant to be more inclusive of vegans, though apparently the change was made to be more in line with the Unicode description of the emoji. People were opinionated about the loss of the egg ... let's just leave it at that.
There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the 🥗 emoji— we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad. pic.twitter.com/kzHY0A9ZjG
— Jennifer 🥗 (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018
As we've seen with the eggplant 🍆 and peach emoji 🍑, the green salad emoji readily lent itself to sexual innuendo, specifically "tossing someone's salad," slang for stimulating someone's anus since the 1970s.
He toss my salad like his name Romaine 🥗 pic.twitter.com/LJh9LloJNq
— 𝔸𝕦𝕘𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝟙𝟘𝕥𝕙 (@jessemaraj) November 6, 2017
Who uses ?
The green salad emoji is a fresh, healthy symbol to highlight clean eating and living. It is a frequent tag on social-media posts and in text messages to showcase diets or workout plans.
— IIKHUNE3216 (@IIKHUNE_32_16) June 20, 2018
HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET + WHY YOU SHOULD + MORE 🥗 pic.twitter.com/zzvhXjc5xB
— starryxthreads on ig ✨ (@starryxthreadss) June 28, 2018
The emoji can also be used in general terms to describe our love affair with food, whether it's an actual salad or good eats in general.
— Impulsive Culinarian (@im_culinarian) June 27, 2018
*shuffles down to seat and settles in*😊🍔🌭🍤🍟🥗🍱🍿🍫🍹🍽 #zspanto
— Penguinus Tropicalis (@wwJamesBonddo) December 31, 2016
Sometimes you want to be a little spicier. The green salad emoji will help you do just that ... if you're into butt stuff.
Do both... 🥗 https://t.co/M00T5lzaF6
— Ƙσϻυπιsτλ_Ɓlλςκ (@Komunista_Black) January 5, 2018
This ass. Come toss it 😛🥗 https://t.co/b2sZMnOFIW
— Jolie laid 💋 (@_Smorez) January 6, 2018
It's ok i'm a licensed salad tosser 🥗
@yolocalmexican_, June, 2018
Food makes me happy 🥗 🍤 🌮/ ¿What makes you happy?
@Renotni, June, 2018
Pack up for work today 1 healthy salad 🥗 & one full box of Cadburys chocolate fingers 🤣👌🤣👌🤣👌🤣👌🤣👌❤️
@NicoleRolfe2, June, 2018