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| From Message #28, 8/24/87 9:37 am by Dave Aronson |
| RE: Smiley Faces IN: The McHeittman Group |
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As for smiley faces: here's something I found elsewhere a while back...

Communications Breakthrough
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Because you can't see the person who is sending you electronic mail you
are sometimes uncertain whether they are serious or joking. Recently,
Scott Fahlman at CMU devised a scheme for annotating one's messages to
overcome this problem. If you turn your head sideways to look at the
three characters ๐Ÿ™‚ they look sort of like a smiling face. Thus, if
someone sends you a message that says "Have you stopped beating your
wife? ๐Ÿ™‚ " You know they are joking. If they say "I need to talk to
you ๐Ÿ™ ", be prepared for trouble.

Since Scott's original proposal, many further symbols have been proposed:
๐Ÿ™‚ humor.
:-> Humor variation.
%-} Humor variation.
๐Ÿ™ Sad.
:-< Sad variation.
%-{ Sad variation.
:_) Tongue in cheek
:-! Foot in mouth
<:-) for dumb questions.
(:-) For messages dealing with bicycle helmets.
(8-) For messages dealing with owls.
D:-) for messages dealing with baseball.
D ๐Ÿ˜ฎ hats off to your great idea
q:-) for those who wear their caps backwards.
@= For messages dealing with nuclear war.
O>-<|= for messages of interest only to women.
Oo for somebody's head-lights are on messages.
๐Ÿ˜‰ Say no more, nudge nudge.
:-$ Put your money where your mouth is
>:-> leer
;-} leer? (Terminal dependent)
|-<> kissy face
๐Ÿ˜ man playing an harmonica
O:-) for those innocent souls
[:|] from a robot (or other appropriate AI project)
:>) from someone with a big nose
:<| from someone who attends an Ivy League school
:%)% from someone with acne
=:-) from a hosehead

:-(*) from someone who is about to vomit
:-)8 from someone who is well dressed
8:-) from a little girl
:-)-{8 from a big girl
#-) from someone who partied all night
%-\ from someone hungover
:-* from someone who just ate a sour pickle
-:-) from someone who sports a mohawk and admires Mr. T
:-'| from someone who has a cold
:-)' from somone who tends to drool
':-) from someone who accidentally shaved off one of his eyebrows
8:] from a gorilla
(:)-) from someone wearing scuba mask
P-) from someone getting fresh
|-) from someone who is falling asleep
.-) From someone with one eye
:=) from someone with two noses
๐Ÿ˜€ from someone who talks too much

Miscellaneous:

(-:|:-) Siamese twins
:~/ Really mixed up
the invisible man
{:\/ sounds like a duck
.\/ Duck variation
:-0
|:-O
%+{ from the loser of a fight

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| RIP |
|_____| from someone who is dead
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So you see, bit-mapped displays are really quite unnecessary :->