Text Messaging 101-Over 60 different smiley faces

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Town & Country Realty
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Text messaging 101-I have to say that the people that came up with all these really have alot of time on their hands...but I am glad for it because it is really neat!  Tought I would share to get everyone up to spead.

Smiley Faces -  Showing Emotions In Text Chat
A 'smiley face', often called a smiley or emoticon, is used in text communications to convey an emotion with a text message. Smiley faces are used in the same way that a person's voice changes or how facial expressions are used in face-to-face conversation. For example, if you were joking with someone and send a text message saying "GAL (get a life)" the person receiving your message may think you are making a rude comment to them. If you send the same message with a "happy smiley" : ) following the text, the person would then understand you were "smiling" - or joking around when you said that.  GAL :)

Showing emotions through characters in text messaging helps the receiver correctly interpret your intent and meaning.

To create a smiley face you use your standard keyboard characters and punctuation marks in sequences that look like facial expressions might. When viewing text smiley faces, they are all sideways. Here are some basics to get you started in understanding what the faces are:

The close bracket represents a sideways smile   )
Add in the colon and you have sideways eyes   :
Put them together to make a smiley face  :)
Use the dash  -   to add a nose   :-)
Change the colon to a semi-colon ; and you have a winking face ;)  with a nose  ;-)
Put a zero 0 (halo) on top and now you have a winking, smiling angel 0;) with a nose 0;-)
Use the letter 8 in place of the colon for sunglasses  8-)

Some chat and instant message programs will automatically translate text smiley faces into graphical emoticons. In AOL Instant messenger (AIM), for example, if you type out the characters to make a "happy face" followed by "sad face" followed by "cool sunglasses"  you would enter the following characters:

:)   :(   8-)

Once you've entered the text however, AIM converts the smiley text to graphics, if it can recognize the smiley pattern, and what you see on the screen in your AIM window will look like this:

Here are few examples of different smiley faces and their meanings:
 

Icon Meaning
:) Standard smile
:-) With nose
:-E Buck-tooth or Vampire
>-) Evil grin
:( Sad or frown smile
:-( Sad with nose
:- Super sad
:P Sticking tongue out (raspberry)
(((H))) Hugs
:-X Kiss on the lips
`:-) One eyebrow raised
:^) A broken nose
:-& tongue tied
E-:-) a Ham radio operator
Uni-brow
:-> Big grin happy
(-}{-) Couple kissing
:-Q Smoking
$_$ Greedy
@@ Rolling your eyes
Icon Meaning
:-# With braces
:'-) Happy Crying
{:-) Toupee smile
;) Winking smile
;-) Winking smile with nose
O:-) I'm an angel (boy)
O*-) I'm an angel (girl)
|-O Yawn
(:-D Gossip, blabbermouth
@>--;-- Rose
@-}--- Rose
())>--- Rose
=^.^= Cat
O.o Confused
C=:-) A chef
(\_/)
(o.o)
(___)0
A bunny
=-O "Uh-oh"
~( 8^(I) Homer Simpson
Icon Meaning
:-! "Foot in mouth"
:-D Laughter
:*) Drunk smile
:@ Exclamation "What???"
:-@ Scream
:-0 Yell
%-( Confused
:-----) Long nose (Liar!)
:-.) Madonna
:-($) Put your money where your mouth is
(:I An egghead
|-O Yawning
:@) Pig smile
Robot
d[-_-]b DJ with headphones
~:0 Baby
-@--@- Eyeglasses
\VVV/ King
\%%%/ Queen
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Mike Carlos-Realtor
Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist
Team Carlos, Realtors
 Tallahassee's #1 Short Sale Team Keller Williams Town & Country Realty
(850) 583-1919
Mike@TeamCarlos.info
www.TeamCarlos.info

 

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\('-'\)

^^^^i want a hug:DDDDDDDD

or dancing

\('-'\) \('-')/ (/'-')/

February 26, 2013 07:55 PM #167
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sara

Fancy girl w/earrings

 

 i(o.o)i

March 14, 2013 01:34 PM #168
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Marky Mark

(')>  Penguin

<]:) Pirate

March 19, 2013 11:16 PM #169
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<(`.`<) Can I Have a hug?

March 30, 2013 05:35 PM #170
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<]:] witch ?????

April 03, 2013 05:46 PM #171
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angel

wht does ;0 mean

April 07, 2013 09:17 PM #172
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(')> my peguine         I know I misspelled it!  I ♥ you guys! add me on moviestarplanet im rosa120 chats meh

 

 

 

 

 

August 02, 2013 10:23 PM #173
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,___,
[O.o]
/)__)
-"--"-    an owl

October 02, 2013 10:15 AM #174
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Lexi

\('-'\) From the window\('-')/To the wall (/'-')/

October 06, 2013 09:03 AM #175
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becca

:$ what does that mean??

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Mike - lots to absorb but thanks for all of the information.

December 06, 2013 07:09 PM #178
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Im terrible... To the left, To the left! \(* *\) \(* * \) To the right, to the right! (/* *)/ (/* *)/ \(* *\) (/* *)/
January 04, 2014 11:37 AM #179
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Andrew Green
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º¿º Was always my favorite! If you think smiley faces are impressive, google ascii art and you can see people's recreations of famous paintings using nothing but symbols.

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This is cool. Now I have to study the ones I do not know.

January 04, 2014 04:37 PM #181
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Jeremy De La Garza
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Thanks for sharing this info,  I had no idea what quite a few of these meant. 

January 04, 2014 09:57 PM #182
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OH YOU.

June 18, 2014 10:58 PM #183
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༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
HUGGY

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I've used ^ as a nose instead of -, so ;^) to me looks better than ;-).

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8-> *-:)•••••
What does this mean?
Can anyone help me please

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