The antithesis of intelligent writing.
OMG XD lol ;) i <3 emoticons :P
An emoticon, sometimes called a smiley, is a sequence of printable characters such as :) or ^_^, that is intended to represent a human facial expression and convey an emotion. Use in internet forums and instant-messaging.
:P or :Þ tongue sticking out: joke, sarcasm or disgusting
8) has sunglasses: looking cool
:'( shedding a tear
XD laughing, eyes shut (LOL)
XP Tongue out, eyes shut
^.^ see above, but rather than a wide, closed mouth, a small mouth is present
>_< angry, frustrated
-_-' or ^_^' or ^_^;; nervousness, sweatdrop or embarrassed.
¬_¬ or <_< "yeah, right...", looking around suspiciously
O_< Flinch, wink, twiching
._. intimidated, sad, ashamed
$_$ Money Eyes; Thinking about Money
x_x Dead or Knocked Out
9_9 Eye Rolling
t(-_-t) or ,|,,(-_-),,|, Flipping off
=^_^= blushing, or a cat face
u.u duh, sarcastic "what do you think?" face
\m/>_<\m/ Rockin' out
Given the fact that sarcasm, joking, kidding, and light humor can be taken SOOOO the wrong way via internet, IMing, email, and text, people use emoticons to show facial expressions and add dynamic to the conversation.
I'm judging you SO hard right now ;-P (joking)
Ya, you should totally date him >.> (sarcasm)
any of a series of characters used by people to represent emotions that cannot easily be easily expressed during the course of a chat session they are engaged in to avoid the necessity of expressing emotion face to face.
He added the emoticon :) to the message so they would understand he was just kidding.
A simple text depiction of what one's face would look like if an online conversation were taking place in person.
1. I'm happy! :)
2. I'm unhappy! :(
3. You're silly! :P
A means of expressing emotion via Internet chat rooms and private messages.
(Note: Do not use emoticons unironically, unless you're speaking to someone who doesn't understand your language.)
:C profoundly unhappy
(^-^) ecstatic anime fan
An icon (almost always a circle) used to represent an emotion; an advanced smily face.
Only pixel emoticons are allowed in that section of deviantART.