In the course of time,Smiley Emoticons have began to be extensively used even aside from the youngsters


One of my friends commented – “ROFL… that was hilarious! :),”. The smiley aptly explained her happiness. I read it again to analyze her amusement. While rereading her chat message, I kept imagining her laughing face. Imagination didn’t help.

Is it possible to imagine Ms Bannerjee laughing?Don’t go about laughing, even a smile is precious these days. Similarly, LOLs, LAMAOs and ROFLs are also baffling. The fact here is that it is much more convenient to type ROFL rather than actually laughing rolling on the floor. Funmoods Smileys.

I don’t want to go about emotions in this article. I am here to discuss about emoticons. Emoticons are typically text expressions that deliver the mood of the writer. In this century, imagination is far more important. Verbosity has lost its charm and it is now being replaced by brevity.

Modern day teens are far more comfortable with texts and emails. They are not interested in long phrases anymore. However, importance of emotions is not lost. That is why emoticons are popular. Even complicated and complex thoughts are expressed easily with emoticons. It seems that every emotion can be symbolized.

Emoticons were favorite territory for teens, but now they belong in office conversations as well. Professionals brighten up the mood with smiley faces. Everyone is grateful for a smiley face. With a smiley, even harsh jokes are taken lightly. So, conversations become light.

Moms have a special advantage in deciphering smiley texts. My son frequently uses emoticons to express himself. After exams, if he sends me a smiley face, it means he has done well. If he sends a winkey, it means that he didn’t bother to study and I shouldn’t worry about it. Howler emoticon tells me that his paper was tough and if the face is grimaced, it means he regrets spending his time watching a stupid movie.

Don’t get over excited about emoticons. A kissing smiley is obvious, but some symbols are inevitably dubious. Context of the symbols is important. Some technical interfaces are not compatible with emoticons. Blackberry has now become a youth mobile with a side menu bar dedicated for emoticons. I read something interesting in NYT. One lady sent big hug emoticon to her colleague after closing a deal. The receiver had an iPhone and the hug wasn’t displayed properly.

His phone displayed the emoticon as ({) which means lady parts. ). ). He showed the symbol to all his office colleagues. The men in the office considered him lucky while the women saw him as a pervert. So, symbols and signs can be misinterpreted. Ensure that you know what you have to say. Type (Y) if you like this post. If you don’t like it, type (D:<). However, if this post has irritated you, type (=.=).