SMILEY OR EMOTICON !
An emotion or smiley is a sequence of ordinary characters you can find on your computer keyboard.They are mainly used in e-mail communications.US research professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Dr Scott E.Fahlman is the creator of the smiley.He sent an e-mail to his colleague on 19 September 1982: “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers ;’
‘. Read it sideways .”
Since ,during e-mail communication ,one’s face and expressions are not visible ,the Net community decided to have their own symbols. If ,at first glance , you will not find it smiling ,tilt your head to the left and the colon repersents the eyes,the dash represents the nose and the right parenthesis represents the mouth.
Some of the most common and funny smileys are :
:-> a biting sarcastic remark
so happy ,I ‘m crying
:-X wet kiss
:’-( crying and really sad
winky smiley .a flirtatious sarcastic remark
;-> devilish wink
;- boo hoo
%-) user has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours