Almost half of Australians asked in a recent study said that current emojis fail to express ‘Strayan lingo, such as ‘Rippa’ and ‘Fair Dinkum’. Now you can – and you can say it with lamingtons too – thanks to this new app.
Called the Aussie Emoji Keyboard, this app includes more than 40 Oz-themed emojis, like prawns, Vegemite, thongs, Tim Tams, and koalas. Included also are common phrases like ‘You Beauty’, ‘Oath’, and ‘Mate’.
The app – which is already available on Android – was developed by smartphone manufacturer OPPO to help Aussies express themselves.
‘With our research showing that three out five Aussies believe emoji has now become the universal language for messaging’, said OPPO marketing head Michael Tran. ‘We know Aussies will love them, and we’re already developing new emojis to be included in the next update’.