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Smilies (or Emoticon) can be used to give feeling to messages and emails since we can't see the writer's face or hear their voice over the internet.

A Smiley is a sequence of ordinary characters you can find on your keyboard. The most common smiley is the smiling face, made from 3 characters :-)

If you can't see that it represents a smiling face, tip your head to the left and look at it again. The colon represents the eyes, the dash represents the nose, and the right parenthesis represent the mouth.

Your basic smilie - a smiling face seen side-on. Generally used to indicate a smile or that a comment is intended to be funny or ironic
<g> or <grin> is also sometimes used for the same purpose
An unhappy face seen side on. Generally used to express disappointment or sorrow
;-) A winking smiley face - usually indicates that something should be taken "with a grain of salt"
:>) User is happy about the comment, topic, situation, talking to you
*>) User is joking about the comment, teasing, tounge in cheek
*>)~ User is usually laughing at himself
:>(( User is very sad, not happy at all

These are the basic ones
....... here are some less common ones, just for fun:

>:-> User just made a really devilish remark (note the devil's horns)
>;-> Winky and devillish combined. A very lewd remark was just made
%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
:*) User is drunk
8-) User is wearing sunglasses
8:-) Sunglasses on head
::-) User wears normal glasses
:-{) User has a mustache
{:-) User wears a toupee
}:-( Toupee in an updraft
:-[ User is a vampire
:'-( User is crying
:'-) User is so happy, he is crying
:-X User's lips are sealed
:-o Uh Oh!
:) Midget smilie
:] A friendly midget smilie who will gladly be your friend
- - -:-) User is a punk rocker
- - -:-( (real punk rockers don't smile)

There are many, many more :-o
Try some out or even invent some of your own!

:>)))))))))))      Over the moon smilie :>)

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