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July 28, 2009 7:53 PM   Subscribe

Emoticons, illustrated.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (38 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay. I always though these things were sort of implicitly understood. Someone explain to me the use of this.
posted by SinisterPurpose at 8:06 PM on July 28, 2009


Erm....those technically are "smilies", not "emoticons."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:07 PM on July 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


basically waht happens is the emoticon plays the keybaord
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:08 PM on July 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Aren't emoticons already illustrated?
posted by Houyhnhnm at 8:08 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Maybe a little more info about the artist is in order?
posted by buriednexttoyou at 8:09 PM on July 28, 2009


Here's more about Miss Tal.
posted by netbros at 8:11 PM on July 28, 2009


Vomiting = morning sickness, apparently.

Although to be fair, this is my standard gibe whenever a female friend is unwell.

Checking my spelling of vomiting brought up (ha!) the Püke District.
posted by djgh at 8:11 PM on July 28, 2009


:(
posted by LOLAttorney2009 at 8:11 PM on July 28, 2009


Oh I see. It scrolls sideways. That makes me feel >-(

The little narrative it has going made me :) though.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:12 PM on July 28, 2009


<@:'(
posted by nola at 8:13 PM on July 28, 2009


EmpressCallipygos has beaten me to it, I'm afraid. I blame the insidious practice of auto-replacing emoticons with smilies that has become rather common with certain software (such as IM).
posted by Dysk at 8:17 PM on July 28, 2009


I'm underwhelmed.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:24 PM on July 28, 2009


Took me a minute to see that it was a _____.

Don't want to spoil it :)
posted by Xoebe at 8:33 PM on July 28, 2009


I don't use enough emoticons to actually get these jokes.

I don't know how to feel about that.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:46 PM on July 28, 2009


Took me a minute to see that it was a _____.

Oh, I get it now.
posted by mathlete at 8:50 PM on July 28, 2009


Is this supposed to make sense?

I actually burst out laughing at this because I honestly have NO idea what it's supposed to be.
posted by DMan at 9:00 PM on July 28, 2009


If I've learned something about humans it is that body language adds a lot to how you interpret emotion. So I think it's a good idea.
posted by Askiba at 9:01 PM on July 28, 2009


Flagged as "why does this need to exist?"
posted by paisley henosis at 9:08 PM on July 28, 2009


Is this supposed to make sense?

humpback whale?

yeah, i'm a terrible person.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:14 PM on July 28, 2009


I don't use enough emoticons to actually get these jokes.

I don't know how to feel about that.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:46 PM on July 28 [+] [!]
Is this something I'd need a face to understand?
posted by jtron at 9:22 PM on July 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is this something I would have to overcome my case of prosopagnosia to understand?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:23 PM on July 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


Seriously, they should have had some kind of mouse-over text to tell us which emoticons they were trying to illustrate.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:28 PM on July 28, 2009


Eh, it's cute.
posted by WalterMitty at 9:37 PM on July 28, 2009


Afroblanco's comment made me think, a lot of these smilies don't even have an associated emoticon. Some of them are easy enough (:S :) :( etc) but how the fuck do you represent someone vomiting or with hearts in their hair with text?


Incidentally, and barely relevant, my favourite emoticon:
*<>=0=

(It's a grinning man with a rather large adam's apple, beard, moustache, exagerated Elvis-esque pompadour, and santa hat.)
posted by Dysk at 9:44 PM on July 28, 2009


I prefer the Wikipedia list. There's more scope for discussing what the ending means.
posted by lukemeister at 10:14 PM on July 28, 2009


Dr McCloud prescribes one dose of Understanding Comics for everyone who doesn't get this.
posted by rory at 12:17 AM on July 29, 2009


:P is the most seductive emoticon
posted by niccolo at 1:19 AM on July 29, 2009


Vomiting = morning sickness, apparently.

Well, obviously. I think you meant...

Vomiting == morning sickness, apparently.
posted by twine42 at 2:18 AM on July 29, 2009


Hrm, the emoticon in previous post seems to have broken somewhat, probably something to do with HTML tags. Nevermind.

twine42, I dunno, I reckon the first is probably more correct, as it would be an assignative statement (or at least, up until the former was stated, the latter would not be true in my books).
posted by Dysk at 2:26 AM on July 29, 2009


┌─┐
┴─┴
ಠ_ರೃ
posted by tybeet at 4:57 AM on July 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


but how the fuck do you represent someone vomiting ...

Yeah. That's what I want to know.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:16 AM on July 29, 2009


Vomiting Emoticon - :-O~~
posted by SansPoint at 7:07 AM on July 29, 2009


Vomiting Emoticon - :-O~~

Ew. And thank you.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:10 AM on July 29, 2009


On gchat, ~@~ makes a poop! I learned that yesterday. I'm nine.
posted by jtron at 8:12 AM on July 29, 2009


Clever. Took me a few seconds before I figured it was telling a story.
posted by yoink at 8:37 AM on July 29, 2009


Thanks wikipedia for:

   | ̄ ̄|
_☆☆☆_
( ´_⊃`)

and

    _γ⌒ヽ_
lXXXXXXXXXl
    ( ´m`)
posted by dirty lies at 11:34 AM on July 29, 2009


Both this and Humping Human-Whale are almost completely nonsensical and vaguely disturbing to me.
posted by cmoj at 11:51 AM on July 29, 2009


Cuuuuute.
posted by Night_owl at 2:43 PM on July 29, 2009


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