What your favourite emoji says about you?

There are now, apparently, 1,851 emojis to choose from and billions are used every year.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 1:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:58 pm
The crying-with-laughter emoji is the most commonly-used

Indeed, 2015’s Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year was the tears of joy emoji.

It’s also the UK’s most used, even more than the old-fashioned smiley.

Faces are the most commonly used - anything showing expression via human emotion the most popular, regardless of location or culture.

However, the poo emoji is used the most in Canada, while Arabic-speaking countries use plants more often than anywhere else.

“Around 45 per cent of emoji are happy faces, around 14 per cent are sad faces and a little over 12 per cent relate to hearts of various types, including broken heart,” linguistics expert Prof Vyvyan Evans of the University of Bangor told the BBC.

“So roughly 70% of emoji usage, sent every day, relates to emotional experience of some kind.”