Smileys: A Crash Course on Emoticons

Smileys: A Crash Course on Emoticons

Not only is there a shorthand for Instant Messenger language, there is a shorthand that accents or expresses an emotion in a few characters; these are called smileys or emoticons. Everyday you may see one of these symbols, but do you really know what they mean? According to Wikipedia an emoticon, also called a smiley, is a sequence of printable characters such as :), ^-^, or šŸ™‚ or a small image that is intended to represent a human facial expression and convey an emotion. Emoticons are a form of paralanguage commonly used in email messages, in online bulletin boards, or in chat rooms.

Below is running list of the popular smileys known to date. The most popular are šŸ™‚ Happy, šŸ™ Sad, [] Hugs and :* Kisses. The list will continue to grow as more and more people get creative with them. They truly add a flare of flavor to any digital communciation.


A
@>–;– A rose
%-6
All Mixed Up
O:-)
Angel
0*-)
Angel wink – female
0;-)
Angel wink – male
:-{
Angry

:-Z
Angry face
:-{{
Angry Very
>:-(
Annoyed

B
~:o
Baby
~~\8-O
Bad-Hair Day
d:-)
Baseball
šŸ™‚
Basic

šŸ™‚
Basic Little Kid
:-{0
Basic Mustache
:~-(
Bawling
:-){
Beard
(:-{~
Beard – long
: =
Beaver
%-|
Been up All Night
:-)^< Big Boy

(:-)
Big Face
:-)8< Big Girl
(((H)))
Big Hug
:-X
Big Wet Kiss
=|:o}
Bill Clinton smiley
(:-D
Blabber Mouth
?-(
Black Eye
(:-
Blank Expression

#-)
Blinking
:-]
Blockhead
:-!
Bored
:-}X
Bow Tie-Wearing
*:o) Bozo the Clown!
%-6
Brain Dead
:-(=)
Bucktoothed
:-E
Bucktoothed Vampire
:-F
Bucktoothed Vampire with One Tooth Missing

:-C
Bummed Out
:-#|
Bushy Mustache
}|{
Butterfly
})i({
Butterfly – an even prettier one

C

}:-X
Cat
q:-)
Catcher
C=:-)
Chef

8^
Chicken
;-(
Chin up
<|-) Chinese
*<<<<+ Christmas Tree
:-.)
Cindy Crawford
*<):o) Clown

:-8(
Condescending Stare
:-S
Confused
%)
Confused
:-{
Count Dracula
H-)
Cross-Eyed
:`-(
Crying
:*(
Crying softly
&:-)
Curly Hair
:-@!
Cursing

O-)
Cyclops

D

>:->
Devilish
:-e
Disappointed
%-}
Dizzy
:3-]
Dog
:-))
Double Chin
:*)
Drinking every night

:-B
Drooling out of Both Sides of Mouth
:#)
Drunk
.\/
Duck
<:-l Dunce E

:-6
Eating Something Spicy
(:-|
Egghead
5:-)
Elvis

:”)
Embarrased
:-}
Embarrassed Smile
0|-)
Enjoying the Sun
>:)
Evil
>-)
Evil Grin

F

G(-‘.’G)
Fighting Kid
l:-O
FlatTop Loudmouth

:-!
Foot in Mouth
=:-H
Football player
:-W
Forked Tongue
:^{=
Frank Zappa
%*@:-)
Freaking Out
/:-)
Frenchman with a beret
8)
Frog
:-< Frowning

):-(
Frowning Smiley with Hair
:-/
Frustrated
=:-)
Funny Hair
*:*
Fuzzy
*:*}
Fuzzy With a Mustache

G

~~:-(
Getting Rained On
8*)
Glasses and a Half Mustache

:oƞ
Grinning and sticking tongue out (type ALT+0222 on righthand number keypad)

H

{:-)
Hair Parted in the Middle
}:-)
Hair Parted in the Middle Sticking up on Sides

=:-)
Hair Standing on End
:-})
Handlebar Mustache
%-) Happy Drunk
šŸ™‚ Happy
:-‘ Has a Dimple
:%)%
Has Acne
:-#
Has Braces
:(#)
Has Braces variation
:-`|
Have a Cold

|:-)
Heavy Eyebrows
/;-)
Heavy Eyebrows – Slanted
l^o
Hepcat
:I Hmmm…
(_8^(|)
Homer Simpson
(_8(|)
Homer Simpson
(^~^~^)
Hot ass walking away
[] Hugs
*^_^*
Huge Dazzling Grin – it’s a straight-on smiley

%*@:-(
Hungover with headache
:0
Hungry

I

o[-<]: I am a skater or I like to skate
:-I Indifferent

J

?:^[] Jim Carrey
(8 {
John Lennon
@:-}
Just Back From Hairdresser

K

:-T
Keeping a Straight Face
šŸ˜”
Kid smiley
:-*
Kiss
>^,,^< Kitty Cat - it's a straight-on smiley

&
Kitty cleaning a hind paw
>*
Kitty doesn’t like taking its pill
~*=
Kitty running away from you
:p
Kitty with tongue hanging out
:* Kisses
>:-l
Klingon
@(*0*)@
Koala – it’s a straight-on smiley

L

šŸ˜€
Laughing
%OD
Laughing like crazy
(-:
Left Hand
?-:
Left Handed Tongue Touching Nose
>;->
Lewd Remark
:-9
Licking Lips
;-,
Like, Duh
šŸ˜”
Lips are Sealed

8:-)
Little Girl
%-)
Long Bangs
%+{
Lost a Fight
|-(
Lost Contact Lenses

M

X-( Mad
>:-< Mad 2

;-(
mad look
&-l
Makes Me Cry
:-(*)
Makes Me Sick
:-S
Makes No Sense
@@@@:-)
Marge Simpson
#:-)
Messy Hair
8(:-)
Mickey Mouse
šŸ™‚
Midget
~~:-(
Mohawk

:-{
Mustache
:-{)=
Mustache & Goatee
:-3
Mustache (Handlebar Type)
{:-{)}
Mustache and Beard
:-#
My Lips Are Sealed

N

(-)
Needs Haircut

):-(
Nordic
:/)
Not Amused

O

šŸ˜Æ
Omigod!
:=)
Orangutan

P

8>
Penguin

šŸ˜•
Pensive
:^)
Personality
3:]
Pet Dog
:8)
Pig
:—)
Pinnochio
P-(
Pirate
3:[
Pitbull
:-< Pointy Mustache

}:^#)
Pointy Nosed
+<:-) Pope
:-t
Pouting
:-[
Pouting variation
+:-)
Priest
;~[
Prizefighter
X:-)
Propeller Head
=:-)
Punk

=:-(
Punk Not Smiling
<(-'.'-)>
Puppy dog – it’s a straight-on smiley

Q

R

:-r
Rasberry
(((((:-{=
Rave Dude
:[ Real Downer
:-C
Real Unhappy
~:-(
Really Bummed Out
:-))
Really Happy
([(
Robocop
[:]
Robot
@};—
Rose

3:*>
Rudolph the red nose reindeer

S

šŸ™
Sad
šŸ™
Sad Turtle
:-d
Said with a smile
:-y
Said with a Smile variation
M:-)
Saluting

*<|:-) Santa Claus
:->
Sarcastic
:-@
Screaming
)8-)
Scuba Diver with Hair
$__$
Sees Money
:-i
Semi-Smile
,:-)
Shaved Left Eyebrow
8-0
Shocked

+-(
Shot Between the Eyes
:-V
Shouting
:O
Singing
~:-P
Single Hair
:-/
Skeptical
‘:-/
Skeptical again
:-7
Skeptical variation
O-)
Smiley After Smoking a Banana
):-)
Smiley with Hair

:-,
Smirk
;^)
Smirking
:-i
Smoking a cig
šŸ˜•
Smoking a pipe
:-Q
Smoking while talking
~~~~8}
Snake
^o Snoring
šŸ™ <| Standing Firm

=%-O
Stared at Computer Way Too Long
%-)
Staring at a Screen for 15 hours
(8-{)}
Sunglasses, Mustache, Beard
/8^{~
Sunglasses, Mustache, Goatee
:0
Surprised
`:-)
Sweating
,:-)
Sweating on the Other Side

T

:-0
Talkative
:-S
Talking Gibberish
&-|
Tearful
-(:)(0)=8
Teletubby
:-)—
Thin as a Pin
%-\
Tired
šŸ˜•
Tongue Sticking Out
:-&
Tongue Tied

:-a
Tongue Touching Nose
*!#*!^*&:-
Total Head Case
}(:-(
Toupee Blowing in Wind
:-)))
Triple Chin
<:>==
Turkey

U

x:-/
Uncertain

=):-)
Uncle Sam
:-\
Undecided
šŸ˜
Unfazed
|:-)
Unibrow
|:-|
Unyielding

V

:-[
Vampire
:-)))
Very Happy

%’)
Very Tired
(:-(
Very Unhappy

W

:-< Walrus
@:-)
Wavy Hair
:-# Wearing Braces
šŸ˜Ž
Wearing Contacts

B-)
Wearing Glasses
:-{}
Wearing Lipstick
::-) Wearing Normal Glasses
]-I
Wearing Sunglasses

{(:-)
Wearing Toupee
[:-)
Wearing Walkman

:{ What?

:-1
Whatever
:-”
Whistling
;^?
Wigged Out
šŸ˜‰ Wink
‘-) Winking
,-) Winking Happy
8<:-) Wizard
-=#:-) \
Wizard with Wand
:-)8 :
Woman

:~)
Wondering
,-}
Wry and Winking
:-7
Wry Face

X



Y

l-O
Yawning
|^o
Yawning or Snoring variation

:-(0)
Yelling
=8-0
Yikes!
$-)
Yuppie

Z

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