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Australia's Foreign Minister Just Learned How To Use Emojis And It's Adorable

A new language for international diplomacy.

Posted on November 23, 2014, at 2:32 p.m. ET

This is Julie Bishop, Australia's Foreign Minister. She's the first woman to hold the position.

REUTERS Soe Zeya Tun

Her Twitter feed is normally a fairly dull affair, showing her traveling around the world and meeting with leaders and diplomats.

Strengthening ties with #India during visit by Prime Minister Modi to #Australia

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

Strengthening ties with #India during visit by Prime Minister Modi to #Australia

2:51 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

W/ @AmbassadorPower before chairing first #UNSC debate dedicated to policing #UNPOL @AustraliaUN

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

W/ @AmbassadorPower before chairing first #UNSC debate dedicated to policing #UNPOL @AustraliaUN

3:50 PM - 20 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“@AustraliaUN: Between meetings Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP spoke Australian press New York ” Minus 4 degrees ❄️

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

“@AustraliaUN: Between meetings Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP spoke Australian press New York ” Minus 4 degrees

10:39 PM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But late on Sunday night in Australia something seemingly innocent and yet totally amazing happened: Bishop appeared to discover she could change the keyboard on her iPhone.

It started when a woman on Twitter accused Bishop of arriving late to a plane, delaying her brother's takeoff. Bishop then surprised the woman by replying to the tweet and saying she was on time for the flight and wasn't to blame for the delay. When the woman apologized, Bishop let her know she wasn't mad the best way she knew how:

Just like when your mom or dad first learned how to use emoji, Bishop started going emoji-crazy:

Twitter/David Mack

Her followers started to notice Bishop's sudden emoji extravaganza:

“@Mel_Matheson: Our Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP onto the international language of emojis. Looking forward to her use of this one: 👊”🙏

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

“@Mel_Matheson: Our Foreign Minister @JulieBishopMP onto the international language of emojis. Looking forward to her use of this one:

3:43 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“@kimjongeuan: fully expecting @JulieBishopMP to deliver her next address to the united nations entirely in emoji”✈️🗽🏢✏️📖😮

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

“@kimjongeuan: fully expecting @JulieBishopMP to deliver her next address to the united nations entirely in emoji”

3:31 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She even started taking requests for emoji stories:

“@lycanzayn: @JulieBishopMP send me an emoji story Julie please”✈️🌏☀️⛵️👒☕️🍪🙋✈️

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

“@lycanzayn: @JulieBishopMP send me an emoji story Julie please”

3:52 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people suggested an emoji conspiracy was afoot, and Bishop's tweets were actually the work of a staffer. But once more she turned to emoji to make things clear:

@Greybeard3 @annetreasure All my own work👍

Exhausted from her emoji overload, Bishop eventually had to put the phone down:

iPhone has been wrested off me - no more 😥 Time for 💤💤 Good 🌜Twitter

Julie Bishop@JulieBishopMPFollow

iPhone has been wrested off me - no more Time for Good Twitter

7:04 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We can only hope this marks the beginning of Julie Bishop using emoji to tackle the world's problems. Olé!

REUTERS/Soe Zaya Tun/David Mack

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