Emojis are increasingly being embraced as a new form of punctuation, a valuable shorthand used to spice up informal conversations and convey larger concepts with fewer finger movements. It's like the 21st Century equivalent of Hieroglyphics, except with little googly-eyed poop characters apropos of nothing.
With that in mind, we tried to translate the names of 13 well-known burger chains into pure emoji-speak. Some are obvious, while others are a testament to the fact that our vocabulary's still pretty limited at this point -- even with the addition of a taco. Don't worry, there's an answer key underneath if you're truly stumped.
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1. Five Guys 2. Burger King 3. Shake Shack 4. Dairy Queen 5. In-N-Out Burger 6. Carl's Jr. 7. Krystal 8. Checker's 9. Sonic 10. Whataburger 11. Jack In The Box 12. Wendy's 13. White Castle
Think we missed an obvious one? Let us know in the comments!
Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he's going to name his firstborn after the smiling poop emoji. Follow his tweets from the courtroom @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org