How should the slice of cheese be placed in a hamburger- on top or underneath the patty? Is there even a contest? Isn’t it a no-brainer, are-we-even-discussing-this kinda question? In a country that is synonymous to hamburgers no matter how critics say unhealthy they are, how can one even think it’s possible to place the cheese below the patty and not on top of it?
Well, apparently for Google, cheese underneath the burger is not only possible, it is the standard! So much so that it necessitates an emoji showing just that- burger patty on top, and cheese underneath it. Such shift in conventional, unwritten rule but almost bible-truth of preparing a hamburger did not only not go unnoticed, but it did not also get away unchallenged for many social media users, who are in all likelihood all hamburger-eating and loving Americans as well. The Google emoji “blasphemously” placing the cheese underneath the burger patty put thousands of social media users on the edge over the week-end, like some kind of bad Halloween joke. Like how in all seriousness could anyone ever think of placing the cheese on the bottom of, and not on top of the patty? Like is that a millennial trend? Or a homosexual “thingie?”
Social media user Thomas Baekdal spotted the difference between burger emojis designed by Apple and Google. He posted a Twitter message: “I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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 <a href="https://t.co/PgXmCkY3Yc">pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc</a></p>— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) <a href="https://twitter.com/baekdal/status/924312294439444480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 28, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Baekdal’s Twitter post was liked more than 23K times and retweeted by 11K people. The discussions became interesting with many people giving their take, many in agreement that cheese definitely should be on top. Then some of the talks got diverted to other elements such as where lettuce should also be placed. There are even some who gave the perfect visual diagram on how hamburger should be made, which ingredient should be on top of which. Yet someone pressed that there should not be an imposed standard of how a burger is made or should look like, insisting that “all burgers are beautiful.”
But the real attention-grabbing social media moment came when Google itself got involved with the lively debate as it posted the message coming from no less than its CEO Sundar Pichai: “Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) If folks can agree on the correct way to do this!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! <a href="https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag">https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag</a></p>— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) <a href="https://twitter.com/sundarpichai/status/924487551372615680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 29, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Oh yes, preparing a burger the right way, with the everything in its place including the cheese and the patty, is a national concern worth debating on!