It’s World Emoji Day (yes that exists)

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Sunday July 17 is #WorldEmojiDay and to celebrate we’re looking at the top 10 emojis used by Canadians on Twitter this year. Scroll through to find out where your favourite emoji ranked on this list.

10. Party emoji

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With pride month wrapping up in Toronto just a few weeks ago, the party emoji is probably still fresh on many Canadians’ most used emoji page.

9. Kissy-face emoji

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The kissing emoji doesn’t just have to be used romantically. Many people use it to sarcastically say goodbye to something they weren’t so keen on having around in the first place. Think of it as how Canadians abruptly said goodbye to Stephen Harper in the fall.

 

8. Whiny emoji
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While often used sarcastically over text, perhaps Scarborough residents are using it to express their dissatisfaction at the new one-stop subway decision.

7. Double pink heart emoji

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Frequent emoji users tend to reserve this one for their significant others or best friends. Maybe 2015-16 was a great year for relationships of all kinds?

6. Flames emoji

 

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With Toronto temperatures breaking records this month, it’s safe to assume that at least a few locals have used this emoji to express their feelings about the heat.

5. Smiley emoji

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With the Blue Jays picking up momentum into the All-Star break, Canadian fans had something to smile about. Let’s see if Canada’s team keeps fans cheering right through till October.

4. Heart emoji

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With all the tragedy in the news lately, many Canadian Twitter users have been sending out messages of support and condolences accompanied by the heart emoji.

3. Crying emoji

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While the Jays are giving fans reason to be hopeful, some Toronto sports fans are still hurting from the Raptors’ loss to Cleveland in the NBA playoffs. This could explain why the crying emoji ranked so high on this list.

2. Lovestruck emoji

Heart_Eyes_Emoji_largeThe heart-eyed emoji is usually reserved for an attraction to something, whether it’s a person or a particularly tasty looking food item. Perhaps Canadians are still mooning over Justin Trudeau’s fabulous hair?

1. Crying from laughter emoji

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Finally, we have the ‘crying from laughing too hard’ emoji. While you might not be laughing out loud every time you send one of these to a friend or co-worker, it’s nice to see such a positive sentiment at the top of the list.

Trudeau reception on Twitter

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Trudeau’s most tagged emojis seem to reflect the positive sentiment Canadians feel towards him. Prayer hands, a heart and the Canadian flag all seem pretty on track for the leader of our nation.


 

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Jackie Atkins
Jackie Atkins is a competitive alpine skier, student and aspiring writer who primarily contributes stories about the intersection between technology and sports to ITBusiness.ca.