Smileys (emoticons)

March 2017

Why smileys?

When typing words on the Internet, it's not always easy to convey feelings, emotions, or concepts like humor to the people you're communicating with. Here's a simple tip for getting the right message across:
Use ASCII characters to represent little faces. They're called "smileys" or "emoticons." Just tilt your head to the left to see a face:

:)
This face reflects that of the person who is typing it.

Smileys

Smiley  Smiley with a nose
:)Basic smiley :-)
;)Winking smiley ;-)
:(Unhappy smiley :-(
:|Apathetic smiley:-|
:-Neutral smiley. The user made an ambiguous comment.:-
:DLaughing smiley:-D
:*Kissing smiley:-*
:XSmiley keeping quiet:-X
:PTalkative smiley (or smiley sticking its tongue out):-P
:o)Clown smiley:o)
:O)Very funny smiley:O)
;(Sad smiley;-(
:oSurprised smiley:-o
:OVery surprised smiley:-O
O:)Angel smileyO:-)
>:>Devil smiley>:->
>:)Impish smiley>:-)
:->Sarcastic smiley:->
8)Smiley on vacation/holiday (or with glasses)8-)
:\Unsure smiley:-\
:/Innocent smiley:-/
=|:)Abraham Lincoln smiley=|:-)
<:o}Smiley for, oh, let's say Merlin the Magician<:-o}
:&Spaghetti-eating smiley:-&

There are hundreds of smileys; it's not even possible to list them all, it's more fun to invent new ones... :)

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