While hot dog lovers have taken to the Internet to demand a new beef lozenge emoji, we prefer not to add the clutter. There are already so many emojis to choose from, and some of them mean nothing. (Seriously, there are four different "textbook" emojis. What is the point of that?) We've identified the five most essential, truly communicative emojis. They also happen to be the best. The best of the best. These are all you need to shut a hater down, tell your crush how you feel, and communicate the most important sentiment of all: "no."
#1: Nail Care
"Nail Care" is the Beyonce of emojis— superior and ever-changing. The origin story we would like to believe is that someone probably wanted an easy way to alert their friends that they were getting their nails done and created this emoji. Now, "nail care", can mean anything from shutting haters down to a sense of accomplishment; a swift "I don't care" to a spa day.
This is not just a Halloween emoji. Ghost can be silly or macabre, and he is always ready to indicate whether work is killing us or our fling stopped responding to our texts. We like to think our poltergeist pal looks down on us from emoji heaven.