emoticon : Java Glossary


Bits of punctuation used in email or newsgroup postings to indicate the emotional state of the writer, e. g.
Emoticon Meaning
:) smile, most commonly used after raking someone over the coals or insulting them outrageously, in hopes it will defer retaliation.
:( frown
:o embarrassment
:D big grin
;) wink
:p razz (stick out tongue)
Emoticons have iconic forms as well called smilies.

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