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Butterball Is Begging for a Turkey Emoji - Food News

Butterball Is Begging for a Turkey Emoji - Food News
From The Kitchn - October 16, 2017

How many times do you think you will say the word "turkey" during the week of Thanksgiving? I usually say it twice: "When will the turkey be ready?" and "Why is not the turkey ready yet?" But the experts who man the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line say or type that particular word more than 5,000 timesand they are ready to give their vocal cords and their texting fingers a break.

Butterball is officially begging Unicode for a turkey emoji, not only because they are tired of writing the word but because they say that Thanksgiving has earned it.

"Every other major holiday has at least one emoji," Butterball says. "There are fireworks, Champagne, and noise-makers for New Year's Eve; cupid hearts for Valentine's Day; ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween; and so much more. But Thanksgiving, the most-celebrated holiday in the country, does not have an emoji that truly captures the occasion." (If my annual traffic-clogged commute to my folks' is any indication, the car emoji and the middle finger emoji capture the occasion perfectly.)

Yes, there's already a turkey emoji, but the inedible-looking wild gobbler (added in 2015) is not a Thanksgiving turkey. "If your turkey looks like this, even we ca not help you," a Turkey Talk volunteer jokes during Butterball's video plea.

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