Those Ubiquitous Smileys

Subject: Those Ubiquitous Smileys
From: Kim Ballard <ballardk -at- MACE -dot- CC -dot- PURDUE -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 1994 03:10:31 EST

Someone asked for smileys, so I thought I'd forward this file, which
seem to have tons. Delete now if you're not in the least bit
interested. A good friend of mine (at least she was before I forwarded
this file ;-) } just sent me this list of smileys. I accidentally
wiped out the last few smileys she'd posted as I edited this post for
forwarding, but note the information about getting even more smileys.

Kim Ballard

'Linda Haynes' writes in an earlier message

> I found this list in Welcome to...INTERNET: From Mystery to Mastery
>by Tom Badgett and Corey Sandler. This list was compiled by Clay Spinuzzi
> (spinuzzi -at- gab -dot- unt -dot- edu).
> To get even more Remotion faces use ftp to retrieve the file
> EMOTICON.TXT in the directory /pub/misc at

> The basic faces are easy:

> :-) Your basic smiley. This smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic
or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over Unix.
> ;-) Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic
remark. More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" smiley.
> :-( Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is
upset or depressed about something.
> :-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a Frowning smiley but not
quite as good as a happy smiley.
> :-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark.
> >:-> User just made a really devilish remark.
> >;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

> Get it? You can combine characters to get even more emotions across
to your internet friends (and foes).

> Here are some more, less common Remotion facesS:

> (-: User is left handed
> %-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight
> :*) User is drunk
> [:] User is a robot
> 8-) User is wearing sunglasses
> B:-) Sunglasses on head
> ::-) User wears normal glasses
> B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses
> :-{) User has a mustache
> :-{} User wears lipstick
> {:-) User wears a toupee
> }:-( Toupee in an updraft
> :-[ User is a Vampire
> :-E Bucktoothed vampire
> :-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing
> :-7 User just made a wry statement
> :-* User just ate something sour
> :-)~ User drools
> :~~) User has a cold
> :U-( User is crying
> :U-) User is so happy, s/he is crying
> :-@ User is screaming
> :-# User wears braces
> :_) User's nose is sliding off face
> :<) User is from an Ivy League School
> :-& User is tongue tied
> =:-) User is a hosehead
> -:-) User is a punk rocker
> -:-( (real punk rockers don't smile)
> :=) User has two noses
> +-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office
> T:-) User shaved one eyebrow off this morning
> ,:-) Same thing...other side
> |-I User is asleep
> |-O User is yawning/snoring
> :-Q User is a smoker
> :-? User smokes a pipe
> O-) User is a scuba diver
> O:-) User is an angel (at heart, at least)
> :-P Nyahhhhh!
> :-S User just made an incoherent statement
> :-D User is laughing (at you!)
> :-X UserUs lips are sealed
> :-C User is really bummed
> :-/ User is skeptical
> C=:-) User is a chef
> @= User is pro-nuclear war
> *<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus hat
> :-o Uh oh!
> (8-o It's Mr. Bill!
> *:o) And Bozo the Clown!
> 3:] Pet smiley
> 3:[ Mean pet smiley
> d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat
> :-9 User is licking his/her lips
> %-6 User is braindead
> [:-) User is wearing a Walkman
> (:I User is an egghead
> <:-I User is a dunce
> K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie
> @:-) User is wearing a turban
> .-) User only has one eye
> ,-) Same thing, but winking
> X-( User just died
> 8:-) User is a wizard

Kim Ballard
Purdue University
ballardk -at- mace -dot- cc -dot- purdue -dot- edu

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