back to top

We Need To Talk About Why There's No Welsh Flag Emoji

*Inserts Welsh flag emoji*

Posted on

Love them or hate them, emojis are now a part of our vocabulary.

And honestly, their ability to cross the boundaries of language and act as a universal language the whole world can understand is pretty magical.
Twitter: @ajlobster

And honestly, their ability to cross the boundaries of language and act as a universal language the whole world can understand is pretty magical.

But there's one thing that's always been a problem: Where the fuck is the Welsh flag emoji?

Apple / BuzzFeed

Whenever someone from Wales wants to display their national pride, they have to do it like this:

"*insert Welsh flag emoji here*" – An entire nation, weeping.
Thinkstock / Twitter: @Rhys_AM / BuzzFeed

"*insert Welsh flag emoji here*" – An entire nation, weeping.

And yes, an ant-sized circular flag pops up on Twitter when you use the hashtag #WAL, but that's not the same.

I want to tweet 140 real Welsh flags. Whenever and wherever I damn well want to.
Twitter / Thinkstock / BuzzFeed

I want to tweet 140 real Welsh flags. Whenever and wherever I damn well want to.

We're often left using this thing (🐲 ) and it looks NOTHING like a Welsh dragon.

Apple / BuzzFeed

It looks like something you'd seen in the reptile enclosure at Longleat.

THIS is a fucking dragon:

Notice the pointed tongue, the sharp teeth, and the big fuck-off flame of fire coming from its mouth.
Nathan Shelton / Getty Images

Notice the pointed tongue, the sharp teeth, and the big fuck-off flame of fire coming from its mouth.

THERE'S EVEN AN ISLE OF MAN EMOJI.

Flickr: 39997856@N03 / Creative Commons / Apple / BuzzFeed

The place has more windmills than people for fuck sake.

I get it, Wales isn't an ~independent country~, we have the Union Jack blah blah blah.

Nice representation of Wales on that flag, btw.
Flickr: littlemisspurps / Creative Commons / Apple / BuzzFeed

Nice representation of Wales on that flag, btw.

Sure, you can download a Welsh emoji app, but that's not official. Hell, you can download emojis of Drake's dad ffs.

Seriously.
Moji Keyboard / Via Twitter: @Karmonse

Let's not allow our children to grow up in a world without a graphic symbol that allows them to display patriotic pride.

Enough is enough.
Thinkstock / Apple / BuzzFeed

Enough is enough.

So Apple, please feel free to use this design which I literally just created* in under five minutes:

*Downloaded from a stock image site.
Thinkstock / BuzzFeed

*Downloaded from a stock image site.