T&T tops in Emoji use [Updated]

Originally published on August 11, 2017

Rachel Oaks reports for High Speed Internet on the state of Emoji use globally and finds T&T high on the list of countries making use of the conversational iconography, tying with the US in applying the graphics to messages.

According to Oaks…

“While participants from most countries spice up their texts with emojis less than 25% of the time, participants from Trinidad and the US lean heavily on them, using them 51–75% of the time!”

The most popular emoji in T&T is the “laugh till I cried” icon, which probably has more to do with our politics than anything else.

[Updated August 14, 2017]

Responding to questions about the data gathered by HighSpeedInternet.com, Cosette Jarrett shared additional details about T&T emoji use as revealed by the survey.
The three top emojis used in T&T are, in order of frequency, the Smiley, the Laughing crying face and the Love/Heart eyes.

T&T Emoji Usage Frequency

32% of respondents reported using emojis in 50-75% of text messages

26% of respondents reported using emojis in fewer than 25% of text messages

20% of respondents reported using emojis in all of their text messages

16%  of respondents reported using emojis in 26-50% of text messages

4% of respondents said they never use emojis

Sexy Emojis in T&T

Sexual reference 44%

Eggplant 32%

Healthy 14%


Rain 30%

Sexual 22%

Sweat 20%

Booty 56%

Peach (the fruit) 28%

Sexual reference 10%




According to Jarrett, the company surveyed 450 participants from nine countries using an online survey distribution platform. The survey questions were designed to discover what some of the most confusing emojis mean to different English-speaking cultures around the world.

“Once the data was collected,” she explained, “we realized there were more interesting highlights beyond the interpreted meanings of emojis in each country.”

“We analyzed data by age groups, identified which emojis were most-used in each country, and pulled a list of the emojis with the most mixed responses across the board to provide additional data sets for our report.”