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An emoticon generally meant to look like a face with a tongue hanging out. like other emoticons/smileys, it's frequently used in IM conversations, forum posts text messages, etc., especially by younger people. It usually signifies one of the following:

1. Somewhat sheepish (but good-humored) acknowledgment of (usually one's own) silliness, foolishness, absentmindedness, or ineptness. While often used to reflect one's own state, it is also used in reference to others or situations.

2. Mild disgust, in other words, a stand-in for "ew" "yuck". (More profound revulsion can be expressed with "XP", which is similarly meant to depict a hanging tongue, but adds eyes squinted shut or nearly shut)

3. Tongue sticking out tauntingly. (Less common. As said earlier, :P is usually is interpreted as a tongue *hanging* out, not protruding straight forward)

This emoticon is a less literal depiction of expression than some other emoticons. For instance, someone who says in an IM conversation "I totally flunked the history test today :P" would not be likely to actually let his or her tongue actually loll out thus if the same conversation was held face-to-face. It probably has its roots in long standing cartoon practice of showing stupid/knocked-out/dazed people with their tongues limply hanging out like a dog's tongue on a hot day.

The P is often capitalized, but not always. Additionally, there are variants forms like :-P, =P, :b, :-b, :-Þ, :Þ, etc.
1. "I suck at football :P"
2. "Ugh, that fat, hairy, naked guy bicycled past my house again today. :P"
3. "I got the lead role in the play, so ha! :P"
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:P is quite possibly one of the most clean and innocent emoticons to ever exist. You ideally would add this towards the end of your sentence to convey a sense of playfulness and lightheartedness, especially when the things you've said can come off as a bit inappropriate/insensitive if interpreted the wrong way.

NOTE: this text-based emoticon CANNOT be substituted for the emoji equivalent of a tongue sticking out (especially not the standalone tongue, dear god no).
TWO TEXTING SCENARIOS:

Guy classmate: Ugh I'm so thirsty :P

Girl classmate: Lol same, was too busy studying that I literally forgot to drink some water

Guy classmate: Ugh I'm so thirsty πŸ₯΅πŸ‘…
Girl classmate: Ummm....
Guy classmate: Lol what? I mean I'm thirsty for water
Girl classmate: Ohh, I thought you meant something else lol
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An emoticon showing a tongue protruding from one's face. This can often be disrespectful, or simply a way of being cute.
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1. Used to indicate if one has made a joke.

2. Used to punctuate the act of doing something silly or stupid.
"Jeez, I just emailed the wrong person! :P"

"Dude, that Geo he drives is smokin' hot! :P"
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An emoticon representative of the user sticking their tongue out. Often used to express silliness or laughter. When something is funny, but isn't quite funny enough for "LOL", :-p may be used instead.
Person 1: <shows person 2 a funny picture>
Person 2: That made ma chuckle :-P
Person 1: Just a chuckle? I was LOLing my ass off.
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When you say something in MSN... etc but don't mean it or saying something for humor or saying something that you're willing to not make it serious or saying something that you're too shy to say it.
A: Hi.
B: Hi.
A: My brother is dying! :P
B: What?!
A: Just kidding. :P

A: Hi.
B: Hi.
A: I'm bored wanna go out somewhere? :P


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