Whether it is signaling to your friends to get the pints in or participating in some coded flirty chat on a Sunday night, everyone has their favorite emojis to fall back on. After all, it is the fastest growing language in the world.
With the end of 2016 approaching, Swiftkey have analysed the UK's most used emojis, broken them down by region and even looked at the top emojis used in response to Brexit - not much joy to be had there.
To break down the lexicon by region Swiftkey made a profile for each city, discounting emojis that were common across the country. We'll assume that celebration is for Friday finally arriving in London but care to explain Liverpool?
They also looked into words used in connection with Brexit and the referendum result:
Although the victory hand was likely popular in Sunderland, the rest of the emojis don't look too pleased with the result. We're going to assume those hands are doing a very slow clap.