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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    Occasionally when I wish to post a reply on this forum I sometimes wish to add a "tonque in cheek" comment or perhaps a light hearted quip. Unfortunatley I am always concerned that my words may be mis-interpeted and lead to "hard" feelings when that was not my intention.

    So I ask all of you. Is there a universal accepted method for indicating a light and friendly response on a forum such as this?

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    I hate emoticons but here are two that indicate lightheartedness.

    :-) ;-)

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    ... and then there is the classic <g> or <grin> from way back when the Internet was knee-high to a router box.....

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    Go here.

    http://www.windweaver.com/emoticon.htm

    seems to be a veritable butt ton of these sites around

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    Oh emoticons, how varied thou art. There's got to be a few thousand different incarnations of these things, ranging from things like :-) to little gif images like this fella here - But yeah, enough of that. Probably the easiest way to add a bit of nuance to a comment you don't want taken too seriously is really just to use :-) and ;-). I used to have major issues with the use of emoticons, but until a better way comes along to add a little non-verbal essence to written text on the web, it seems we'll just have to put up with them. But while we're on the subject, a few of my favorites...

    o_o the text version of that little yellow gif
    o_O raised eyebrow
    ^_^ happy (yes, I know it's stupid)

    Emoticons seem to be fair game overall, even in a generally sophisticated forum such as this. And just as long as we don't start sp34k1ng l337, I think we'll be fine...

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    or ) = Smile

    D = Laughing out loud

    ( = Sad

    Turn your head sideways to see the expressions.

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    :P

    Tongue out...

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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    x

    How'd like my new bow tie?

    dave

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    Re: Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    : )~ raspberry
    Last edited by Paul Coppin; 13-May-2006 at 18:14.

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    Re: Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    I've always liked this one.

    #%^{)>

    Cross eyed guy with a bad toupe, a moustache and a beard is happy.

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