The pirate flag emoji is actually a combination of the black flag plus the skull and crossbones, which forms a jolly roger. These flags were popular with pirates who would hoist them on their ships as a sign of intimidation.
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How to use Pirate Flag Emoji emoji
Want to show you are up to no good or suggest a timely practical joke? Then get your crew rowdy with a well placed pirate flag. With some accompanying text, this simple flag can become a raucous call to arms. Basically, any activity that could be defined as naughty, up to no good or downright mean is deserving of one of these flags. Example: let’s get him bois 🏴☠️
You can also use the pirate flag emoji to suggest an attack or to intimidate someone in a humorous way. Let’s say you are having a bit of banter with a friend - you could literally go full pirate on their ass and say: watch your tongue landlubber 🏴☠️
Of course, you could also show you are a literal pirate by using the pirate flag emoji, but there are some side effects to be aware of. For example, the sudden urge to have a parrot on one’s shoulder 24/7 - or the inexplicable growth of thick hermit like facial hair. You may also get the urge to wear fancy captain’s clothes, a thirst for treasure and a desire to call everyone a sea dog.
History of the 🏴☠️ emoji
Pirate Flag was approved in Unicode 11.0; an update which also includes the sponge emoji, the cupcake and the super villain emoji.
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