Smileys/Emoticons

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Ok… who among us knows the exact origin of emoticons or smileys?

Actually, emoticons and smileys are two different things. First, smileys are the yellow circles that has a smile on them. Like this image now that is a smiley.

For the emoticons… well these are text or quotations that we use to represent the human expressions like smiles, sadness, being shocked. etc. and example of emoticons are ““.

Anyway, for a more detailed explanation and information about smileys and emoticons, visit these following wiki page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley

Anyway, if you are a chatters like me, then you probably know what I’m talking about. For a list of popular emoticon out there, you can visit the site below:

http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/smileys.html

For compilation of the most and frequently used emoticons.

As for me, this is my favorite emoticon:

*^_^*

Last modified: February 23, 2009

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