Texas: the land of ... grapes?

Texas: the land of ... grapes?

SwiftKey

Take a look at your list of "frequently used" emoji and you'll get a good idea of what kind of texter you are. Me, I'm into the smiley guy with sunglasses 😎, the glass of wine🍷 and the blast of confetti 🎉. (That confetti: It's like my virtual cheerleader, promising the person on the other end of my text that whatever I'm texting about is 🎉way more fun, yay!🎉 than it might actually be.)

I've never even noticed there was a grape emoji. And it's Texas' signature emoji, according to SwiftKey, a British technology company that created the SwiftKey Keyboard, an app that's intended to make typing easier. The company looked at more than a billion emoji aggregated from SwiftKey Cloud data. 

On average, says the study, Texans used fruit symbols and royalty symbols more than other states. Texas: land of the ... grapes?

Texans were also frequent users of the lightbulb💡and the tangerine 🍊. We didn't use the snowboarder🏂, the horse face 🐴 or the shamrock 🍀 much, the study found.

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So maybe someone(s), somewhere(s) in Texas are using the grape symbol like crazy. Fine. But it doesn't tell us very much about the Lone Star State. 

Perhaps SwiftKey's findings from other states will. Here are five of the 50 top emoji per state, calculated by the most-used emoji, then cross-referenced with how much more it was used, on average, than other states.

Iowa: No. 1 for corn emoji

Sorry, Nebraska.

Sorry, Nebraska.

New York: No. 1 for Statue of Liberty emoji

I guess everyone in New York is a tourist?

I guess everyone in New York is a tourist?

Alabama: No. 1 for elephant emoji

Roll tide.

Roll tide.

Tennessee: No. 1 for racing horse emoji

Appropriate.

Appropriate.

Florida: No. 1 for trumpet emoji

Annnd we're back to more unexplained emoji. Anybody know why Floridians use the trumpet so much?

Annnd we're back to more unexplained emoji. Anybody know why Floridians use the trumpet so much?

Read SwiftKey's full data summary.

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