BIG conversation over the weekend on the smiley face scale. You know, which smiley faces (emoticons) mean what and what are the levels of their smiling.
We tiered the big 3 from lowest to highest:
🙂 [colon, close parentheses] – is your typical smiley. It means, I am smiling while I say this. It means, you can’t get mad at me for what I just texted because I ended it with a smiley face.
😉 [semi-colon, close parentheses] – is your winkey face. It says you are being silly, maybe sarcastic but you are too scared to not add the smiley for fear of coming off like an asshole.
😛 [colon, capital P] – is the ‘I’m so silly smiley’. It says ‘I am so crazy I just stuck my tongue out at you while I typed this’. It is a little over the top and Adam isn’t a big fan.
Of course there are thousands of variations of smiley faces but those are the biggest ones. Anything more than that in a text and you should be sure to lay the ground rules with the person you are texting or you could get yourself into some trouble.
Added bonus: I just learned this emoticon the other week
Conan O’Brien smiley face.
You are welcome!
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