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SMILIES AND EMOTICONS:
How to Show Your Emotions in Writing

People use these simple keystrokes, found on any keyboard, to express emotions, thoughts and actions.

They can be thought of as the computer users body language.

These smilies are commonly found in email, usenet, newsgroups, chat rooms, and mailing lists.

These are by no means all the smilies out there.

This collection does represent a some of the most common, and is a good starting point to learning to express your emotions, thoughts and actions in writing.

:-)

smile, happy

:-(

unhappy

;-)

wink, jest

|-O

yawning

:- ))

very happy

=)

surprised

:-D

laughing

:-O

shocked

:-<

forlorn

:'-C

crying

:-e

disappointed

>:-<

mad

>:-(

mad

(:-<

frowning

(:-(

frowning

:->

sarcastic

:-p

sticking out tongue

:-*

kiss

d:-o

taking their hat off to a great idea

:-8

talking out of both sides of their mouth

:-y

saying it w/ a smile

:-v

is talking

:-V

is shouting

:-(0)

is yelling

*:-I

day dreaming

:-{

someone w/mustache

=^..^=

cat

:-}

nervous smile

:o}

bashful/embarrassed

:o[

not impressed

8-)

wearing glasses

:-)8

wearing a bow tie

B-)

wearing sunglasses

= : O

WOW

=o)

pleasant surprise

:-x

my lips are sealed

};-)>

devil

O:-)

angel

:q

licking upper lip

:-)}

trying not to laugh

:-/

grim

{{{}}}

lots of hugs

:-&

tongue tied

$-)

greedy

X-)

I saw nothing

:-I

indifferent

(-:

happy left-hander

:-7

wry comment

:-S

confused

:-c

depressed

O0o:-)

thinking

:( ) =

can't stop talking