Google's 'wrong' hamburger emoji generates commotion on social networks
When you think of a classic cheeseburger, what order of food comes to mind? The traditional is, from top to bottom, the following organization: bread, salad, cheese, meat and bread. But different recipes and interpretations can happen - and that generates a much hotter debate than you might think.
It all started last Saturday, with writer Thomas Baekdal noticing on Twitter that Google's cheeseburger emoji (which is actually called "emoji burger", according to Emojipedia) is simply bizarre. The designer preferred to put the cheese underneath - which is a sacrilege for many lovers of this delicacy, as it prevents it from melting right and still leaves the bottom bread extremely wet with fat.
I think we need to have a discussion about how Google's burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger while Apple puts it on top pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc- Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017
The post ignited a debate and analysis of all other representations of hamburger in business and service emojis. Apple, for example, also has a variation - the lettuce leaf goes to the end, precisely to hold the liquids and leave the soft bread dry. US fast-food chains, such as In-N-Out, do the same thing.
The boss guaranteed
Even Google CEO Sundai Pichai joked. Humorously, he said, "We will drop everything we are doing and pay attention to it on Monday, but only if you agree on the right way to do it!"
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday :) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag- Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
The Sandwich War
Since 2015, each company and service chooses how it will represent its sandwich. Check out some more representations - and judge the correct form to your liking.
Microsoft's is the classic and conservative format, without major changes and with a slightly melted cheese in the middle.
Samsung also has a weird design. She separates the tomato from the lettuce leaf by the cheese, an unusual order.
LG's cheeseburger doesn't include tomatoes, or they were hidden by the rest of the salad. The bread on top also seems to be quite disproportionate.
HTC has a symmetrical and cartoon format for the hamburger, with two slices and also without tomatoes.
WhatsApp brings more sauces than usual and puts the salad last, without sesame or some other grain on top. Upside down, he would be Google's "controversial" model.
The Facebook social network and Messenger chat have very different designs, although they are from the same service. The order of the food is the same.
And it seems that Google is not only controversial in the representation of the cheeseburger: similarly bizarre, in the beer emoji, the mug is half full and still full of foam.
Hmmmm, Google, this is not how beer works pic.twitter.com/rLsmThcLKM- Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) October 29, 2017
Will Sundar Pichai really order the emoji change in company services? And to you, what is the most accurate representation of this food? Leave your opinion in the comments.