Be Careful with your Emojis!
Tom Oliverson, member of the Texas House of Representatives, has filed a resolution to urge Texans to not use the Chilean flag emoji when referring to Texas on digital platforms. Because the Texas flag is not available as an emoji on social media, it seems that Texans have been using the Chilean flag to show Texas pride instead. The resolution has been filed as an educational measure to ensure that people know the difference between the flags, and use each appropriately. So don’t worry – if you accidentally use the Chilean flag emoji you won’t get fined; the resolution cannot be passed into law and there will be no penalties for using the wrong flag. Oliverson will just be upset.
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