Daryl Lindsey
February 17, 2017 12:04 pm
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We hate to break it to you, but you’ve been calling some of your emojis by the wrong name – even the beloved eggplant emoji.

A little-known emoji fact is that Unicode, the company in charge of standardizing digital text, uses British English to name emojis.

But, like, why?

It all started in 1993, when the International Organization for Standardization and Unicode decided to keep their names for things consistent.

That means the “Eggplant Emoji” is actually the “Aubergine Emoji.”

That’s not all: The official name for the “Truck Emoji” is actually the “Articulated Lorry Emoji.”

We know, we know. Your entire life has been a lie. But don’t worry – while these very-British names are recorded in Unicode’s system, you can still call your emojis whatever you want.

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