spiral eyes’ is the mood of the year! Emoji revealed!
Source: The Verge
2020 hit us like a wrecking ball! It is probably
going to be remembered as the most devastating year of the century. The ongoing
pandemic has led thousands of people to their death beds, the wildfire burned
down the West Coast into ashes, people went jobless, police brutality has
risen, and the entire world order has been turned upside down!
These catastrophic scenes will certainly drive
anyone to the state of paranoia and depression, and we don’t even have any
emoji to express what we’re feeling right now!
Well, we do: Unicode Consortium has just approved
a new crop of emoji to express the anguish of 2020. You won’t be using this
emoji until 2021, but they’re evidently inspired by the chaos of the current year.
From the “face exhaling” (totally exhausted with this shit) to “face in
clouds” (for delusional or confused state of mind), to “heart on fire” (giving a sense of
burning a past love), all these emojis show the devastating feelings of 2020.
But for us, the “face with spiral eyes” emoji is most
fitting with the 2020 mood right now! Submitted by Jennifer Daniel, Google emoji czar, the emoji is also called “face-unwell”, including suggested keywords
such as “trouble,” “oh no,” “whoa,” and “yikes!” which can be added to find the
The spiral eyes emoji depicts the state of being delusional, hypnotized, dizzy, or generally overwhelmed with the feelings of epiphany to the
point of being no control over one’s action—exactly what we all are feeling
It also gives a sense of an intense peculiarity of
the past seven months, as social isolation creeps into our minds and a bizarre
series of global tragedies comes forth. No wonder why everyone is roaming
around with spiral eyes in 2020!
You can also add a beard
to any face emoji to express how much you have aged these past seven months.