That’s right. Someone just made your shitty convos (pun intended) with friends more fun.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals, a legitimate pharmaceutical company, has developed a new app called the Poop Troop Emoji Keyboard, which adds to your typical keyboard the ability to use a whole new set of poop emojis. I’d like to say that they have, effectively, Seth Rogen-ized the poop emoji by breathing them life, so much so that they even have names.
When you use the keyboard, you’ll be introduced to a host of friendly little turds, namely Doody Dan, Runny Ron, Clogged Chris, Squirt, and more. I wonder if there’s I-Just-Had-Coffee-So-Now-I’m-Here Ian, too.
The hook here is that the keyboard isn’t intended to give you some type of variation to exchange poop emojis with your friends. Synergy developed the keyboard not even for medical reasons—well, not really.
In a press release, Synergy Pharmaceuticals noted: “CIC [chronic idiopathic constipation] is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders worldwide, affecting approximately 33 million Americans and an estimated 14 percent of the global population. In addition to causing infrequent, hard stools and other physical symptoms such as straining, abdominal bloating and discomfort, CIC can adversely affect an individual’s quality of life, including increasing stress levels and anxiety.”
“These emojis are not intended to serve as a diagnostic or a medical tool,” explains physician assistant at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates Kimberly D. Orleck, “however the Poop Troop may provide patients with a more comfortable, visual way to communicate their physical symptoms and related state of mind to their healthcare provider, which then may lead to more productive conversation around their health and CIC treatment goals.”