Posts Tagged ‘emoticon’

Text Emoticon Styles Explained

December 14, 2011

Text emoticons (or ASCII emoticons) were first made popular in the 80s when they started to be used in online bulletin boards. The creator of the original ASCII emoticon 🙂 and 😦 was Scott Fahlman. Originally Scott suggested that the 🙂 symbol be used to suggest a humorous comment and the 😦 symbol be used to highlight comments that aren’t jokes.

Below are examples of many of the most popular western text emoticons used:

🙂 Happy and smiling
😦 Frown or sad
:)) Big smile
😥 Crying
|-O Yawning or snoring
😀 Laughter
😀 Laughing at you
😉 Wink, often used to express sarcasm
B-) Smile from person wearing sunglasses
:-> Biting sarcasm
😎 Goofy smile or someone wearing glasses
:-p Sticking out tongue
:-* Kiss
😡 Lips are sealed
😮 Shocked or surprised, Uh oh!
:-O Very shocked or yelling
:-& Tongue tied, don’t know what to say
😡 Speechless
:-$ Confused emoticon

Download Free Unique Smileys and New Emoticons

September 9, 2010

Get More Free Emoticons and Smileys

Get all the latest free emoticons and smileys. We’re always adding more free emotions to the collection and trying to meet a whole range of free emoticons and free smileys needs.

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Free Unique Smileys

The distinct acne free smiley is quite unique. We have a strange sense of humor for free emoticons and smileys, we wanted to make it more fun with using unique smileys. What we’ve found is that other people we show this free emoticon to laugh too. Try the original acne free smiley with your friends if you want to be different.

Free Emoticons and Smileys

September 1, 2010

Well come into the world of emoticons and smileys. We have created a unique space where you’ll find hundreds of emoticons and smileys to express emotions. We create neatly categorized emoticon collections so you can find what you want when you want it. Take a look at our animated emoticons and smileys.

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Smileys vs Emoticons?

What’s the difference? The word ’emoticon’ is a combination of the words ’emotion’ and ‘icon’ and is exactly that – an icon used to express msn emotions. The ‘smiley’ or the ‘smiley face’ is a stylized representation of a smiling human face with the most simple smiley being a yellow circle with two small dots representing eyes. That’s the theory. In reality as we look around websites similar to ours we see the words used interchangeably to mean the same thing e.g. some say free emoticons, some say free smileys but they are talking about the same images.

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It seems that Europeans tend to call them ‘emoticons‘ and Americans tend to refer to them as ‘smileys‘ and when you get to Asia, it’s different again. Confused? We try to be consistent but do use ‘smiley’ to refer to a yellow smiley face. Messenger users often call them ‘msn smileys‘ or ‘yahoo smileys‘.

Download more free animated emoticons and smilyes at MyEmotiocns.com