Emoticon Meanings

If you are grinning about something while texting your friend or laughing out loud while doing so, why not show it with the help of an emoticon? Find some great examples of emoticon and their meanings in this article.
Scott Elliott Fahlman, a former Carnegie Mellon student is said to be the creator of the first ever 'smiley' - :-). He did this to distinguish jokes from serious posts on a college message board.

Emoticons, true to their names, make way for a simple and easy medium to convey emotions which otherwise, would be difficult to portray in black and white. For instance, a text message which is actually supposed to be funny may come across as offensive for the other person, when read incorrectly or let's say, literally. So, adding an emoticon of a smiley can keep things at a lighter level.

List of Emoticons and Their Meanings

To understand the emoticon meanings better, check out the phrases given against each one of them.
:-), :-], :]
Smile
Wow
:-(, :(, :-[, :[
Sad, displeasure
Man, that was horrible!
:-D, :D
Laughter
What? The monkey bit your...
:-o
Surprise
What? You passed the test!
:-@
Angry
Why you little...
:-\ , :-/
Confused
Now what did I do?
:|
Indifferent
You got a new house! So...?
:-}
Sarcastic
My my, aren't you the God of poor jokes!
:p
Sticking the tongue out
Pssrrrhhhhh....
;-), ;-}, ;-p
Wink
Surprise surprise!
B-)
Wearing shades
Man you are some bright lady!
X-P
Knocked out unconscious or dead
You killed me!
X-D
Died laughing
The donkey kicked your....
:-*, :*)
Kiss
This is for my buttercup...
o:-)
Innocence
But I only stole a dollar!
:-x
Annoyed
Oh you again!
:O)
Clown
Let's party!
:-~)
Ailing from cold
Sniff sniff! Sing me soft kitty!
:'(
Weeping
My cow died...
:-7
Smirk
Yeah I am happy, you good for nothing fellow..
*<|:o)
Santa Claus
Ho Ho Ho.... Merry Christmas!
:-9
Salivating
Slurp slurp...
*-*
Dazed
My angel, you make me fly...
:*)
Drunk
This is your captain speaking!
:-)(-:
Married
Yeah, just got transferred to hell!
<:3 )~
Mouse
Squeak squeak
O-\-%lt;]:
Skateboarder
Come, ride with me
(:|
Tired
Sigh, sleeping is so tiring!
:-E
Vampire
Grrr, I am a vampire, grrr!
|-O
Yawn
Yawning is more interesting than my work!
('')-.-('')
Bear
Here's a gift for you!
:-">
Blushing
Gee, thanks!
(-_-)
Boring
Oh, ha ha! good joke!
:=)
Orangutan
You look like one...
+<:-)
Pope
Bless you my child!
x_x
Dead
Goodbye cruel world!
x_O O_x
Punched in the face
Take that, you canhead!
:-) <>>>>>
Smiling with a tie
Have an interview today!
.)
Watching you
I know what you did last summer!
(_8-(|)
Homer Simpson
Don't eat me, I have a family, eat them!
:**
Returning kiss
Here take your kiss back!
:-&
Tongue-tied
Blah blah blah!.
Err:510
Snake
Hiss, I will kiss you!
Q:-)
College graduate
I want a job!
[:-|
Frankenstein
You.. Me.. Go .. Dating... Have .. Fun...zzzzzz
|-|
Asleep
Zzzzz
~:\
Elvis
Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby!
$__$
Sees money
Am I money minded?
8)~~*
Frog catching a fly
Hmmm.. tastes like chicken!

With that fly having slurped away by frog, I come to the conclusion of my full-of-expression article on emoticon meanings and their symbols. In this table, or if I may say, emoticon dictionary, as you can see, there are all kinds of expression you may think of. Also, you can slightly change the smiley face, by using a semi colon instead of a colon. While, : represents the eyes, ; stands for a wink. I think it will take a while for you to learn and remember all these symbols and meanings. So, whenever you are confused about any of these meanings, :-\, drop in and leave with a smile :). Cheers!
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