Posts Tagged ‘smiley faces’

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

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Christmas Emoticons and Smileys

November 1, 2011

We have two categories… for Christmas. Christmas-1 and Christmas-2. Obviously… because Jesus was born. Because we can eat gingerbread men and decorate Christmas trees. Because we can give cards and receive them from distant relatives and old family friends.

Christmas Tree      Merry Christmas Santa       Christmas Snow       Christmas Angel   Christmas Antlers      Christmas Fireplace       Mistletoe Kiss

Because we can watch Frosty… on television. Think about… the North Pole, which is where Santa comes from. Best of all, there is mistletoe. And people need to stay warm, so… click here to download. They are emoticons! For MSN Messenger! And they are free!