Where does come from?
Unless you’re dying to take a bath in tomato juice, you really don’t want to tick off this emoji. Behold the skunk emoji, 🦨.
Skunks are native to North and South America. The name skunk comes from an Americanization of Algonquian roots meaning “to urinate” and “fox” … yup, that’s right. Skunks, of course, are known for the stinky liquid they spray when they feel threatened by a predator.
While we are familiar with skunks as black and white in color, they can also come in browns, creams, and gingers. The skunk emoji 🦨, however, is depicted in current versions as a black critter with a white stripe and curved tail.
In 2019, the skunk emoji was approved under Unicode 12.0. On unsupported platforms, the emoji displays as an empty box.
Who uses ?
As of 2019, the skunk emoji is young, so evidence for its specific applications is still emerging.
Of course, people will take to the skunk emoji for the love of the much-maligned animal (Pepé le Pew would approve) …
It's finally here! Skunk Emoji! 😀 pic.twitter.com/Dm4HcChmwo
— Nieto Skunktaur @ AC 🦨 (@NietoFox) April 3, 2019
… as well as for various literally and figuratively “stinky” matters.
YEAH! Peta has gone crazy! 😡🦨 https://t.co/6reMqFv0WU
— Carmen Tonne (@CtonneTonne) April 2, 2019
— Flower 🌸 (@Flower_skunk) June 26, 2019