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⚜️ - fleur-de-lis emoji

or fleur-de-lis emoji [flur-dl-ee ih-moh-jee]

What does ⚜ mean?

The fleur-de-lis emoji, ⚜, is mainly used in connection to regions with a lot of French heritage, like New Orleans or Quebec, as a symbol of local pride. It's also used to signify the Boy Scouts or add some general flair to social-media posts. It fancy.

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Where does ⚜️ - fleur-de-lis emoji come from?

Examples of ⚜️ - fleur-de-lis emoji

Everything God is preparing for you is worth the wait! 
@_EverydayJesus_, July, 2018
i had to call upon the strength of beyoncé to get through all the one million things i had to do today. i'm so ready to be in new orleans. ⚜
@crissles, July, 2018
We’ll be pulling in to #exeter this Saturday for our favourite cheesy event @cheesefestuk 🧀 See you there for our authentic, Québec #poutine ⚜💙🇨🇦
@bccanteen, March, 2018

Who uses ⚜️ - fleur-de-lis emoji ?

Because the symbol was so continuously used throughout French history, the fleur-de-lis was adopted by certain French colonial areas, where it continues to be used today. For example, the provincial flag of Quebec and the flag of the city of New Orleans both feature fleurs-de-lis as an homage to their French history. The New Orleans Saints football team also use the fleur-de-lis as their logo.

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The fleur-de-lis itself is also the main feature of the World Scout Crest. The Boy Scouts of America took inspiration from the (true) north symbol on maps and considers its three petals to represent the three tenets of the Scout Promise. They also claim that at the earliest Scouting camp, in the UK in 1907, the organization’s founder issued copper fleur-de-lis badges to all participants. The fleur-de-lis emoji has earned its social-media merit badge:


The fleur-de-lis emoji is largely used in the US in reference to New Orleans, and in Canada in reference to Quebec. It’s usually a throwback to the regions’ French roots and local pride.

Just be aware: In Quebec in particular, that regional pride is often linked to a long-standing desire to separate from Canada. That means the fleur-de-lis emoji is also used by Canadian conservatives who advocate for separation.

Naturally, though, the fleur-de-lis emoji is big for Quebec and NOLA-area sports fans.

You’ll also see the fleur-de-lis emoji on posts linked to other francophone places, like Belgium and, of course, France.

#⚜️ Я попросил у Бога наказать моего врага — и Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Ему суждено стать твоим лучшим другом». _ Я попросил Бога даровать мне терпение — и Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Терпение — результат испытаний. Его не даруют, ему учатся». _ Я попросил у Бога забрать мою гордыню — и Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Гордыню не забирают. От нее отказываются». _ Я попросил Бога подарить мне счастье — и Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Я даю Благословения, а будешь ли ты счастлив, зависит от тебя». _ Я попросил Бога уберечь меня и близких от боли — и Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Мы страдаем и побеждаем страдание вместе». _ Я попросил у Бога духовного роста — но Бог сказал мне: «Нет. Дух должен вырасти сам, а Я всегда подскажу». _ Я попросил Бога помочь мне любить других так же, как Он любит меня — и Бог сказал: «С радостью! О, наконец-то ты понял, о чем надо просить».

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Sometimes, the emoji is used to add a little extra design or flair to a caption, because let’s face it, if there’s one emoji that screams “fabulous,” it’s . That or maybe jazz hands 🤗.

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