If you've ever wondered why the horn emoji is located in the "objects" section amidst mail and office emojis, you're in luck. Over the weekend a Twitterer posted a joke about the baffling horn emoji conundrum and it resulted in an explanation.
Here's the original tweet from Pat:
Apparently, many people have been perplexed by the horn emoji:
Others joined in with jokes of their own:
I think he was trying to mail it and he didn’t box it appropriately. You can’t just tie a ribbon on it!— ben poor (@therealbempoor) March 23, 2018
And then a couple voices of reason chimed in and told everyone exactly why the emoji horn is in with the mail emojis:
So there you have it: It's a mail or "postal" horn, not a French horn. Apparently, back when the mail was still delivered by coach (18th and 19th centuries), the driver would play this instrument to signal both the arrival and departure of the mail coach.
Next emoji mystery: What does that eggplant emoji really mean? 😉