It’s not everyday that the CEO of Google leaves all else aside to settle an Internet debate. So when does intervene in our daily Twitter discussions, we leave all else aside and listen. Recently, media analyst and author Thomas Baekdal took to Twitter to point out a rather trivial discrepancy between the burger emoji on the Apple and Google keyboards. Here’s what he tweeted:
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
To Cheese or Not To Cheese
As it turns out, Google and Apple has different takes on where the slice of cheese goes in a hamburger. And if two of the world’s biggest tech giants are confused, what are we simpletons to do? How are we really supposed to layer our burgers? Following the tweet by Baekdal, Twitter was engulfed in a full-fledged debate where some sided with Google’s cheese-under-everything-else placement while others vouched for Apple’s cheese-on-top-of-the-patty placement.
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
lettuce under meat keeps the bottom bun from getting (as) soggy with meat juice.
— snake yeeter (@alex_insist) October 28, 2017
For further reference, here’s how the others put together their virtual hamburgers. And it’s safe to say that the cheese goes on top of the meat mostly.
The burger emoji battle is fun, but let's take a moment to point out that Microsoft is the only one that gets it completely right pic.twitter.com/csKiLwL3OK
— Rich Woods (@TheRichWoods) October 29, 2017
— Manuel Deschamps (@manuel) October 29, 2017
Following the burger debate on the micro-blogging site, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted he would “drop everything” on Monday to address the debate, clarifying “if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!”
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
While there has been no further communication from Google, the popular opinion is in favour of the cheese on patty. However, most users believe that Microsoft got it right. That said, a quick glance at various hamburger tutorials on the web reveals that almost every chef and fast food chain out there has a different way of layering the fast food.