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posted by chunking express (83 comments total) 99 users marked this as a favorite

 
ಠ_ಠ
posted by The Whelk at 12:39 PM on March 22, 2012 [14 favorites]


(ノ^_^)ノ┻━┻ ┬─┬ ノ( ^_^ノ)
posted by nooneyouknow at 12:41 PM on March 22, 2012


RELEASE THE ANGRY ROBOTS џ(ºДºџ) џ(ºДºџ) џ(ºДºџ) џ(ºДºџ)
posted by The Whelk at 12:43 PM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻
posted by mrzarquon at 12:43 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
posted by Tarumba at 12:43 PM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


┌─┐
┴─┴
ಠ_ರೃ
posted by Quack at 12:44 PM on March 22, 2012 [14 favorites]


Being on a Mac, these faces general look like a Descendants album cover.
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:44 PM on March 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)                                                                              (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
posted by Scientist at 12:44 PM on March 22, 2012


( ^◡^)っ✂╰⋃╯
posted by wcfields at 12:45 PM on March 22, 2012 [8 favorites]


\m/...(>.<)…\m/
posted by vorfeed at 12:45 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


[¬º-°]¬
posted by The Whelk at 12:47 PM on March 22, 2012


This page is perfect for folks wanting to setup autocomplete on their iPhones btw.

Just have srsly complete to ಠ_ಠ

fliptable to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
posted by mrzarquon at 12:47 PM on March 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


¯\_(シ)_/¯
posted by MissySedai at 12:48 PM on March 22, 2012 [12 favorites]


ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ is less "baby seal" and more Pedobear.
posted by zombieflanders at 12:48 PM on March 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


2bucksplus: set your encoding to Unicode (UTF-8) and they look fine. (I know this 'cause I'm using it now.)

¯\(º_o)/¯
posted by mephron at 12:49 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


♪┏(・o・)┛♪┗ ( ・o・) ┓♪
posted by The Whelk at 12:49 PM on March 22, 2012


(ͨ͑͊͘҉͙͉̯̻̺̪͉̭╯͕ͦͦ͐͘͞°̫̞ͨ͋͌̍͆̂́□̸̡̱̩̙̹̖̯͇̓͐͋̓ͯ̏ͤ°̫̹ͯ)̇ͦ̍͂̾͏͚̩̦̝̖̩̦̫͢╯̷̟̱͙͈̪͉̯̺̇ͫ̇ͩ̎̿̾͑︵ͮ̔̍̄ͭͯ̾̓͏̥͇̩̜̬̠ ̷̷̜̪͓̖͚͋ͯ͌̈͆͂̑̚͝┻̞̹͙͉͎̺̮̗͑̈̔͂̚ͅ━ͨ͐̋̾̚͏͙͚͖̯̝̫̗┻̢͈͎̟̙͙͙͖ͨ̀̚͟
posted by ardgedee at 12:50 PM on March 22, 2012 [12 favorites]


Just have srsly complete to ಠ_ಠ

This will backfire, hilariously:

I m ಠ_ಠ in luv w this girl
Y aren't u taking me ಠ_ಠ?
This is ಠ_ಠ the best best bicycle ever
posted by zombieflanders at 12:52 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


:)
posted by griphus at 12:52 PM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts = amaze your friends.
posted by mrzarquon at 12:53 PM on March 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


see, the difference between this stuff and the Zalgo shit is that you don't need special fonting to deal with emoji, it's in the UTF-8 Unicode standard; the Zalgo fuckwittery requires special fonts and is not in the standard.
posted by mephron at 12:55 PM on March 22, 2012


3

that is an e-butt on the intardwebs
posted by FatherDagon at 12:56 PM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm not going to try to declaim anything like "kids these days can't communicate with words anymore?!?!?", because that would make me sound old and anyway I don't have a lawn for them to get off of. Plus, this stuff is pretty creative and amusing on its own.

What I am going to say, however, is that's a never-ending source of fascination to me how humans attempt to be understood across the Internet, where discussions don't have the benefit of tone of voice and body language/gestures to help comprehension. Sure, authors have been communicating for centuries strictly with words without the benefit of emoticons of any sort, but how many of us are accomplished writers? I know I struggle with it constantly and I'm always trying to figure out how to be clear about what I really mean without sounding stuffy or overwrought.

I wonder if anyone's done a study of whether the Internet has (apart from any sort of pictograms) actually improved writing ability and reading comprehension worldwide.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:56 PM on March 22, 2012 [8 favorites]


Dave Barry's contributions to the cause.

>:-Q -...
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:56 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


This post makes me ಠ_ಠ at Metafilter for not even attempting to have unicode in the canonical URLs for posts. Not even as quoted or something. (In my ideal world that works in a lot of browsers now, it'd be http://www.metafilter.com/114107/(╯°□°)╯︵-┻━┻. While we have boring old http://www.metafilter.com/114107/-. See how much better with Unicode is than without?

Still, \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥ to Metafilter for making both work.
posted by skynxnex at 12:57 PM on March 22, 2012


This will backfire, hilariously:

I m ಠ_ಠ in luv w this girl
Y aren't u taking me ಠ_ಠ?
This is ಠ_ಠ the best best bicycle ever


Looks fine to me.
posted by arhammer at 12:58 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


:)
posted by griphus at 14:52 on March 22 [+] [!]


Omigod sideways it totally looks like a smiley guy!
posted by shakespeherian at 12:58 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


  ಠೃಠ
╭‿╮
posted by theodolite at 12:59 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


if metafilter really respected emoji, there'd be a pile of poo in here: (💩)
posted by modernserf at 1:00 PM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


└[∵┌]└[ ∵ ]┘[┐∵]┘
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:02 PM on March 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


I initially read that in the sense of "flipping tables; how do they work?" and was very confused for a while.
posted by Curious Artificer at 1:02 PM on March 22, 2012


> if metafilter really respected emoji, there'd be a pile of poo in here

Looks to me like you'd done a proper threadshitting.
posted by ardgedee at 1:04 PM on March 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


(⌐■_■) Ѿ (■_■-)
posted by Copronymus at 1:06 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am ಠ_ಠ

And stop calling me Shirley.
posted by Naberius at 1:09 PM on March 22, 2012


Herro Y'all?

A tad racist, no?
posted by Renoroc at 1:16 PM on March 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


What time is it?

| (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

Sweet babies!
posted by Rock Steady at 1:20 PM on March 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


| (• ◡•)| (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

Sweet babies!


I'm seeing something totally different...
posted by zombieflanders at 1:25 PM on March 22, 2012


if metafilter really respected emoji, there'd be a pile of poo in here: (💩)

There is a pile of poo there. (Safari, iOS)
posted by aubilenon at 1:35 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you are a programmer that uses emacs, there's even a handy package to put the table flip on your kill ring.
posted by thedaniel at 1:42 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


And it's brown.
posted by cazoo at 1:42 PM on March 22, 2012


(ლ `Д ́)ლ <--perfect for when I have to tell kids to get off my lawn.
posted by smirkette at 1:50 PM on March 22, 2012


(ლ `Д ́)ლ ... perfect for when I have to tell kids to get off my lawn.

Or enthusiastically ride an invisible motorcycle.
posted by codacorolla at 1:52 PM on March 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ is less "baby seal" and more Pedobear.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

The More You Know ☆彡
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 1:55 PM on March 22, 2012 [12 favorites]


There is a pile of poo there. (Safari, iOS)

OMG it italicized the pile of poo.
posted by fungible at 1:56 PM on March 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


(╯°□°)╯︵ ɹǝʇlıɟɐʇǝɯ
posted by jabberjaw at 1:57 PM on March 22, 2012 [42 favorites]


Saw this on Ebay feedback. Looks better there.

★"˜¨¯¯¨˜"ª¤(¯`*•.¸(¯`*• ★★★★★ •*´¯)¸.•*´¯)¤ª"˜¨¯¯¨˜"★
posted by stbalbach at 1:58 PM on March 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I distinctly remembering laughing out loud at one portion of Ars Technica's otherwise ridiculously thorough review of OSX 10.7 Lion.
Lion adds Emoji support to Mac OS X. So that happened.
posted by schmod at 2:08 PM on March 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


Meanwhile, in microsoftland, droids are still amused by the Communicator trick where you put animated blocks (supposedly "working on it") behind black sheep (supposedly "bah") to get animated pooing farm animal.
posted by scruss at 2:13 PM on March 22, 2012


Meanwhile, in microsoftland, droids are still amused by the Communicator trick where you put animated blocks (supposedly "working on it") behind black sheep (supposedly "bah") to get animated pooing farm animal.

That doesn't work in Office Communicator 2010 though :( They changed the pooping animation to just a tesselating grid thing.
posted by agress at 2:21 PM on March 22, 2012


( ´_ゝ`)...
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 2:36 PM on March 22, 2012


/)^3^(\
posted by dragoon at 2:40 PM on March 22, 2012


:)
posted by griphus at 14:52 on March 22 [+] [!]

Omigod sideways it totally looks like a smiley guy!


To me it, sideways, it looks like a plate with two beans on it.
posted by chavenet at 2:42 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


( ´_ゝ`) So it goes.
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 2:42 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


t(`.`t)
posted by curious nu at 3:02 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


modernserf, I'm on an iPhone. I see your 💩 and set it on 🔥
posted by ninjew at 3:12 PM on March 22, 2012


From a Star Wars thread a while back:

X— ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ |-o-|

Though I'm not sure what emotion that's supposed to portray.
Oh wait, There is no emotion; there is peace ...
posted by Kabanos at 3:25 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


=(ФжФ)=
posted by Kabanos at 3:30 PM on March 22, 2012


The Unicode guys have thought...of....everything...

FACE WITH NO GOOD GESTURE (U+1F645);
MOON VIEWING CEREMONY (U+1F391);
PILE OF POO (U+1F4A9);
FISH CAKE WITH SWIRL DESIGN (U+1F365);
CARP STREAMER (U+1F38F);
JAPANESE POST OFFICE (U+1F3E3);
EUROPEAN POST OFFICE (U+1F3E4);
LOVE HOTEL (U+1F3E9);
BABY CHICK (U+1F424);
FRONT-FACING BABY CHICK (U+1F425);
SOON WITH RIGHTWARDS ARROW ABOVE (U+1F51C);
PERSEVERING FACE (U+1F623);
FACE WITH LOOK OF TRIUMPH (U+1F624;
DISAPPOINTED BUT RELIEVED FACE (U+1F625);
CAT FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY (U+1F639);
SEE-NO-EVIL MONKEY (U+1F648);
HEAR-NO-EVIL MONKEY (U+1F649);
SPEAK-NO-EVIL MONKEY (U+1F64A);
FACE SCREAMING IN FEAR (U+1F631);
FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND COLD SWEAT (U+1F630)

posted by schmod at 3:45 PM on March 22, 2012 [16 favorites]


Don't forget my new favorite SLICE OF PIZZA (U+1F355), schmod.
posted by skynxnex at 4:34 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks, schmod. Thanks to you I now know that OSX Lion is truly the world's most advanced operating system, just like it says on the box, because it includes smiling poo.
posted by neckro23 at 6:11 PM on March 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


U+1F355 is kind of a sore point among those in the know, actually. During the open comment phase, the Unicode Consortium completely ignored the submissions explaining why separate characters were needed for SLICE OF CHICAGO-STYLE PIZZA and SLICE OF PIZZA WITH NO ANCHOVIES, at the very least. It's Han unification all over again.
posted by No-sword at 6:54 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is there something I can install that will make all of the things that schmod posted show up for me?
posted by codacorolla at 7:05 PM on March 22, 2012


@(O_o)@

posted by clvrmnky at 7:33 PM on March 22, 2012


/|\( ;,;)/|\ isn't "bat" dammit, it's mighty Cthulhu.
posted by JHarris at 7:41 PM on March 22, 2012


( •_•)⌐■-■ Looks like this thread is...
(¬■_■) I couldn't think of a punchline.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:03 PM on March 22, 2012 [9 favorites]


There is a whole contest revolving around table flipping: 2010 World Flipping a table over in anger Tournament - Marcus Smith's entry .

Here's the apparent history of (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻.
posted by about_time at 8:53 PM on March 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nobody else sees a field goal kicker happy that he's kicked the ball 10 yards short?
posted by Trochanter at 9:03 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


What I am going to say, however, is that's a never-ending source of fascination to me how humans attempt to be understood across the Internet, where discussions don't have the benefit of tone of voice and body language/gestures to help comprehension. Sure, authors have been communicating for centuries strictly with words without the benefit of emoticons of any sort, but how many of us are accomplished writers? I know I struggle with it constantly and I'm always trying to figure out how to be clear about what I really mean without sounding stuffy or overwrought.

Thank you for saying this. I'm always mildly astonished at the arrogance of people who pooh pooh emoticons and other constructions that people put into their online communications. Yes, it's sad and depressing, but most people suck at communications. They write like they talk, but don't understand how that all works together.

aaaarrrrrrghhhh.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:23 PM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Trochanter: "Nobody else sees a field goal kicker happy that he's kicked the ball 10 yards short?"

Until this thread I always thought it was someone bowing down and worshipping some idol/altar/thing. It was really confusing seeing it in threads.
posted by Deflagro at 11:25 PM on March 22, 2012



థ_U_థ

Venkateswara Namam. :)
posted by the cydonian at 12:10 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


ZeusHumms: They write like they talk, but don't understand how that all works together.

I know what you mean. And - full disclosure - I've been known to fall back on the use of an emoticon or two myself, though I try to keep that to a minimum to avoid looking corny or twee. My sense is that the arrogance you mention is borne of ignorance. I don't mean stupidity as such on the part of the writer; I mean ignorance in the sense that, outside of the odd "Creative Writing" class that most people (other than literature nerds or novelist wannabe's) wouldn't be caught dead in, we're not taught how to communicate effectively via the written word or to view our transcribed thoughts from any perspective other than our own.

For example, in the IT biz, I frequently encounter people who may know far more than I do about a technical subject but who are incapable of explaining their knowledge effectively to anyone who isn't more or less already familiar with the concepts. That's such a common trope, in fact, that SNL even created a character for it. I know, it's mostly "make fun of the nerd who's making fun of the non-nerd", but really, if the character was an effective communicator he wouldn't be portrayed as such a malcontent freak, and he'd be able to explain stuff better and avoid a lot of frustration for everyone involved.

Which of course wouldn't be nearly as funny...but I digress.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:12 AM on March 23, 2012


God damn I wish everyone would stop 返しing my ちゃぶ台. My living room is now a wreck.

For those of you who don't know where this comes from: at the end of every episode of the Japanese anime Star of the Giants (巨人の星) where the father Hoshi Ittetsu would flip over the family's chabudai (dining table) in the middle of dinner, sending everything flying. It's become a metaphor for the top of an organization/group to send everyone back to the drawing board.

Oh, and there's a video game (complete with actual chabudai) so you too can destroy a Japanese family's living room.
posted by armage at 12:31 AM on March 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


(●°u°●)​ 」!!! ヘ(^_^ヘ)
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 1:12 AM on March 23, 2012


Excellent. The reddit-ification of metafilter will soon be complete.
posted by empath at 4:24 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Japanese anime

I knew that anime-lookin' cartoons were a Thing that gaijin do, but I didn't think you'd need to qualify like that.
posted by LogicalDash at 4:26 AM on March 23, 2012


People have been flipping tables in HK triad films forever and ever. That's how my friends and I all got obsessed with flipping tables and face.
posted by chunking express at 4:56 AM on March 23, 2012


it's time to say (-.-)ლ to (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 5:50 AM on March 23, 2012


Smileys (1997)
posted by nutate at 9:51 AM on March 23, 2012


Fake Unicode Consortium
posted by cybertaur1 at 1:25 PM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


The Unicode guys have thought...of....everything...

I think I'm starting to understand how the Chinese writing system developed.
posted by XMLicious at 4:34 PM on March 23, 2012


The reddit-ification of metafilter will soon be complete.

But it never completed Diggification, or even Farkification!
posted by JHarris at 9:51 PM on March 23, 2012


Two at once!

┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`□´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
posted by spitefulcrow at 6:07 PM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why is the Prince of the Cosmos so angry?
posted by JHarris at 8:41 PM on March 25, 2012


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