Here's what happened.
Roughly 14 hours before writing this, Mr Baekdal tweeted a screenshot of the burger emoji as displayed by Google and Apple, writing: "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."
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
Seems innocuous enough, right?
Except it was retweeted over 1,000 times and generated quite the debate on Twitter:
Obviously, cheese must be on top of meat. But lettuce must be insulated by the tomato - so both are in the wrong.— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) October 28, 2017
They're both wrong. Google's cheese is wrong, Apple's lettuce is wrong. The correct order, from bottom up, is burger - cheese - toppings pic.twitter.com/lF1AUu64ht— Mark Goodge (@MarkGoodge) October 28, 2017
The Samsung one is even worse. Lettuce *between* the burger and the cheese. pic.twitter.com/v5pLXllvJl— Salman Sajid (@sajidcreative) October 29, 2017
Mozilla solved the problem by totally avoiding the lettuce and tomato. pic.twitter.com/o5oUiu9Zcw— Daniel Lo Nigro (@Daniel15) October 29, 2017
God damn .. Did I just wakeup to a first world problem and that too an emoji one. My god now I want to all emojis to be investigated.— Prabodh Meshram (@prabodhmeshram7) October 29, 2017
Mr Baekdal's tweet even managed to elicit a response from Mr Pichai, who joked he would drop "everything" to discuss this most important matter at work on Monday. Except the offer came with a caveat.
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
Mr Pichai's witty response - 'liked' over 4,400 times and retweeted over 1,800 times - had many laughing out loud:
If Sundar says they'll do it, then consider it bun— (@hunterwalk) October 29, 2017
So proud to work at a company which has it's priorities right.— Neha Malhotra (@NehaMalhotra) October 29, 2017
Trust Sundar to diffuse any situation— Sajid (@ngsajid) October 29, 2017
Meanwhile, a number of thrilled desi Twitterati usurped the burger emoji discussion to call for a vada pav emoji, because, priorities!
That's why you need a Vada Pav emoji. pic.twitter.com/4feMkg8VEG— Nitish Saxena (@nitishsaxena_) October 29, 2017
@sundarpichai let's create a vada paav or masala vadai Emoji I say :)— Ram (@ram8192) October 29, 2017
That's why in India we go for Vadapav instead. No confusion.— Dvijen Trivedi (@DvijenT) October 29, 2017
. Beat this pic.twitter.com/OP6Ixrhq5c— Saint Pablito (@Jhaalar) October 29, 2017
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