See also: Sayings

Text-based expressions that help give the reader a sense of the writer’s feelings. For example, a smiley face such as =) indicates a happy response or shows that the writer’s message is in good humor. Emoticons can also be used to create objects or other entities. For example, |-P is used to represent a coffee cup, while @(—)@ is a monkey face.

For a list of useful emoticons, visit The Sharpened Emoticons Page (http://www.sharpened.net/glossary/emoticons.php)

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