If it doesn’t have an emoji it didn’t happen seems to be the rule these days.
So Twitter has launched a new emoji for Australia Day, a koala wearing sunglasses.
It’s already getting feedback with one person suggesting the koala might be hiding a hangover. And what’s moreAustralian than that?
The icon will appear whenever you tweet using the hashtag #AustraliaDay on the social network.
However Dr Mumbo can’t help but feel the new emoji which seems to be applied retrospectively to all tweets using #AustraliaDay does take away from the gravitas of some of those messages somewhat:
A quick look under that hashtag shows there are a couple of other contenders which should have been thrown into the mix, including this one:
Or why not just use a cute pic of a koala as the aptly named Emojipedia suggests: