We at Technical.ly don’t often cover national (or in this case, international) days, but when Philadelphia Gas Works alerted us this morning about World Emoji Day with a plea for a cone emoji, it was too good to ignore.
— MyPGWCommunity (@MyPGWCommunity) July 17, 2019
While we’re not entirely sure why we were mentioned, we’re grateful to know about this delightful day. Without further ado, please enjoy a roundup of some of the best Philly tweets featuring your favorite wordless reactors. (P.S. “Conan” = PGW’s new mascot, Conan O’Struction.)
Not gonna lie, we had to check the comments to realize the 76ers were tweeting emojis that represent all their players. But for those who are sports-inclined, you can give it your best guess as to what matches with whom and confirm with others in the responses below.
. squad deep
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 17, 2019
Di Bruno Bros. gave us its take on the top dog (or mouse) in the emoji world
It's #WorldEmojiDay but we all know what the best emoji is🧀🧀🧀🧀
— Di Bruno Bros. (@DiBrunoBros) July 17, 2019
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau wrote a handy translation of all the best ways to identify Philly, minus one very important figure …
-City of Brotherly Love 💑💋❤💘🏳️🌈🌈
-America's Birthplace 🇺🇸🏛️🆓📜🔔
-Innovation Hub ⚡🪁🗝🔬🧬⚕💻
-America's Garden Capital 🌲🌹🌺🌳
-America's First Zoo 🐻🐯🦁🦍🐧🦒
-Foodie Haven 🥨🍕🧀🥩🍦🍱🍜🍻
-Sports City 🏆🦅🏈⚾️⚽️🏀🏒⛳#WorldEmojiDay #discoverPHL pic.twitter.com/AvLcDQihbK
— discoverPHL (@discoverPHL) July 17, 2019
… but luckily, Brian Communications didn’t forget our Gritty when its created some Philly-centric emojis missing from the Apple and Android libraries, including Rocky and wooder ice.
.@GrittyNHL + Emoji =
G R I T T Y M O J I
— Brian Communications (@BrianComms) July 17, 2019
But the Philadelphia Flyers took home the true Gritty gold with a portrait actually made from emojis. (Zoom in — we think his eyes might be toilet paper rolls.)
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 17, 2019
Fox29’s Scott Williams offered the three stages of heat wave grief via emojis.
— Scott Williams (@ScottFox29) July 17, 2016
And finally, Jim’s South Street gave a very reasonable argument for why Philly needs a cheesesteak emoji.
— Jim's South St (@JimsSouthStreet) July 17, 2015
Psst — looking for integrate some truly Philadelphian emojis into your internet life? A few years ago, we made some for Slack. You’re welcome.