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Emoticons are emotional graphics--visual ways to express the way you feel when words alone just aren't enough. Try out all of the Messenger emoticons:

There is no clear date as to when the first emoticon was used nor is it clear who really invented the first emoticon. It is however generally accepted that the common sideways smiley face in use today was invented by Scott Fahlman in 1982.

On the morning of September 19, 1982, the use of the first smiley face and frowning face emoticons was proposed by research professor Scott E. Fahlman, from the department of computer science at the Carnegie Mellon University in the USA.

Professor Fahlman originally suggested the use of this emoticon :-) after funny and humorous posts on the message board and the use of this emoticon :-( for every thing else that was not meant to be funny and all serious remarks. The frowning face emoticons used today are meant as an indication of anger and sadness instead.

*~<]:o)@@ - Joker

>: [~ - Vampire

0 :-) - Devil

;-Q - Smoking

<3 - Heart

@-}-- - Rose

(-) - No

(+) - Yes

:| - Surprise

:E - Anger

>( - Anger

:o - Surprise

:-o - Surprise

:P - Tongue

:-P - Tongue

:* - Kiss

:/ - Sad

:-/ - Sad

:( - Sad

:-( - Sad

:D - Laughter

:-D - Laughter

;) - Blink

;-) - Blink

:) - Smile

:-) - Smile

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