Smiley Face Symbols

Techspirited Staff Oct 30, 2018
Internet and cell phone texting technology has bred a new symbolic language known as the 'Emoticon' language, whereby emotions are conveyed through symbols. Emoticons are real fun to use in text messages and online chats to convey what you want to say with brevity.

About Emoticons

Emoticons were popularized by instant messaging clients like Yahoo Messenger. 
It is a feature of a more 'human' Internet, where real people communicate and express themselves. It remedies the rather impersonal nature of a text chat, where there is no way of knowing what the person at the other end is feeling.
Neither online chatting, nor text messaging can be a substitute for real face-to-face conversation. However, it is convenient and enables you to stay connected anywhere, anytime. 
The symbols for Facebook and other social networking sites are not much different from text message symbols, but a bit more creative.

Text Chat Smileys

:)
Smiling, Happy Face, Cheshire Cat Smile (Indicates that you are not to be taken seriously. This is the most commonly used emoticon ever.

:-)
Smiley Face With a Nose (A more gentlemanly smile)

:>
Evil, Devilish Grin or Happy Smile
;-)
Wink with Smile (Ironic, Sardonic Humor or Happiness)

B-)
Cool Smile, Smile With Attitude, Smiling With Sunglasses On

8-)
Wide Eyed Smile, Surprised Smile

:-D
Big Laugh
:-o
Shocked, Surprised, Shouting (The 'Oh No!' expression)

:-#
Secrecy ('My Lips are Sealed'), Blowing a Flying Kiss

:-J
Tongue in Cheek Smile ('I know your secret' smile)

:-(
Unhappy, Sad
O:-)
Angelic Smile

:-)))
Big Smile

:-C
Incredibly Jaw Dropping

:-|
Disgust, Plain Neutral Face

:'-(
Crying, Sentimental

|-)
Asleep, Sleepy
>:)
Devil's Smile

:-x
Kiss

:-1
Smirk

>8-D
Evil Crazy Laughter

:-\
Skepticism

<:-)
Dumb Question, Dunce
:-)8
Sports a bow tie

[:-)
Wearing a Walkman

:*)
Drunk

[:]
Robot

:-{)
Mustache smile

:-[
Vampire
:-|-O
Yawns

:-Q
Smoking

:-9
Licks lips

:-&
Tongue-tied

:-)-o
Doctor, Medical Professional

*<:-)
Santa Claus
X-(
Death/Suicide

@>--;--
A Rose

~:o
Baby

:-S
Senseless, Makes no modicum of sense

?-(
Black Eye

})i({
Butterfly
C=:-)
Chef

*<<<<+
Christmas Tree

8^
Chicken

&:-)
Curly Hair

*<):o)
Clown
:-.)
Cindy Crawford

:-}
Embarrassed

=):-)
Uncle Sam

Facebook Chat Emoticons

:)
Smile

=D
Laugh

;)
Wink and a Smile

:-P
Mocking Smile

:-*
Kiss
:v
Pacman

>:(
Grumpy

:/
Uncertain

^_^
Happy

8)
Nerd

B|
Cool
O:)
Angel

-_-
Sigh

o.O
Uh?

>:o
Angry
:3
Cat Smile / Coy

:putnam:
Putnam Face

(^^^)
Shark

<(")
Penguin

:|]
Robot
Making symbols on a keyboard is quite simple, as it uses all your regular punctuation symbols, along with alphabets.Most instant messengers, chat sites have their own emoticon code. Once you type in a text based emoticon, it gets replaced by a graphical image that is substituted in its place.
Some just let you select emoticons out of a list of animated images.
There are many emoticons which you could make using your own imagination. You will get used to all these symbols once you get hooked onto chatting online with relatives and friends. Learning the jargon is not a very difficult task. It is a part of the global language of communication that the Internet has bred.
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