Yesterday, two emojis went massively viral because of their universal appeal. One was the ‘pinching hand‘ emoji, that the internet decided to use on people with a small dick. The other was the menstruation emoji, which was lauded for de-stigmatising the natural process. But the latest one is primarily being recognised by desi Twitter.
Yes, that’s right. After cars, buses, trucks, cycles, scooters, bikes, trains, planes, rockets, helicopters and ships, the latest vehicle that has its very own emoji is the famous auto rickshaw.
According to Emojipedia, the official description of the auto rickshaw emoji is as follows:
“An auto rickshaw (often referred to as a tuk tuk) is a motorized version of a cycle rickshaw, used for transport in many regions of the world. Generally has three wheels and various levels of shelter from the outside elements (some open air, some are enclosed).”
There are of course many iterations of the auto rickshaw that are used in Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Pakistan etc. But the one in the emoji is the version that’s used in India. And it reminded hamaare pyaare deshvaasis about their complicated relationship with the auto rickshaw.
Anyone who has every tried to hail an auto rickshaw has been denied a ride for reasons unknown. So, netizens decided to use this emoji to say “no”. And some others thought that it was completely useless, because the emoji just won’t go when you send it.
You can use this emoji to say 'no' https://t.co/M7AgMXLxDy
— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) February 7, 2019
Hope the emoji won't say "Nahi jana hai" https://t.co/xXMlTh35PD
— Cycle Chain Sankar (@dakuwithchaku) February 7, 2019
Emoji for "No" https://t.co/BHVUy8kQZy
— Highsenberg (@VeryHighsenberg) February 7, 2019
When u click it, it will say "Nai jaane ka hai" 🙄 https://t.co/5O8KOxA9dY
— Rumillenial (@Zickey_M) February 7, 2019
Will the emoji have its right to refuse being sent?
It's useless without that core feature…. https://t.co/dT4qGYPdl8
— ᵖʳᵃⁿᵃᵛ (@Prahahahanav) February 7, 2019
I tried sending this emoji but it said 'nahi jaayega'. https://t.co/BE6UvUtFdv
— Swapnil (@thecipherstory) February 7, 2019
Is it called an anti-U-turn emoji? https://t.co/vpyzByg4wU
— Anurakti Sharma (@anuraktisharma) February 7, 2019
South Bombay people won't be able to use this Emoji https://t.co/PDWhV1trY2
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) February 7, 2019
The only Auto I can get in Mumbai. https://t.co/VdV6fmQM5m
— Clive (@vanillawallah) February 7, 2019
— MANASI (@CurlyStory) February 7, 2019
Himesh reshamiya can just use this emoji instead of having lengthy auto chasing sequences in his films while paying homage to auto rickshaw drivers.. https://t.co/sOUbeUbKZp
— English August is Agastya . (@Warped_warble) February 7, 2019
Finally y'all ain't sleep on Bajaj Bajuri https://t.co/dBdiePSZSJ
— Nita Ardianti (@nitxnit) February 8, 2019
Ye auto rickshaw me driver camod pe baithega??? https://t.co/d0nN7tan2w
— Aatification (@AatifKh96914765) February 7, 2019
This emoji will never be sent. Everytime you want to send it, it will just not go https://t.co/3pQliYYNjI
— Noel (@hape_go_lueke) February 7, 2019
How I'm going to reject men now https://t.co/a8rY5nijvS
— Dhruti (@dhrutzpah) February 7, 2019
This can be used to reject people. https://t.co/kuPxYrV6Ff
— Arjun Namboothiri (@ArjunNamboo) February 7, 2019
So, as soon the emoji arrives on your smartphone, feel free to use it for saying that you’re in an auto rickshaw. Or you can use it creatively to say ‘no’ to someone. And if it doesn’t go, even after you’ve hit ‘send’, then don’t come complaining to us.