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    Default Decoding Non Translated Emoticons

    What do these mean?

    ^_^

    x_x

    -_-

    *_*

    *^*

    There are probably more.

    They resemble faces, but I am rather uncertain what they indicate?

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    (^_^) - male smiley
    (^.^) - female smiley
    (^L^) or (^(^) - happy
    (-_-) - secret smile
    (^o^) - laughing out loud
    (^_^; ) - laughing to cover nervousness
    (^_^)/ - waving hello
    (;_; )/ - waving goodbye
    (^_~) or (^_-) - winking
    (*^o^*) or (*^.^*) - exciting
    \(^_^)/ - joyful
    (;_; ) or (~~>.<~~) - crying
    (>.<) or (>_<) - angry
    (v_v) - expressionless
    (^o^;> - excuse me?
    (*^_^*) - blushing (or shy)
    (^_^;;; ) - embarrassed (or in a cold sweat)
    (?_?) - confused (or wondering)
    (!_!) or (o_o) - shocked
    (*_*) - frightened (or in love)
    (=_=)~ - sleepy
    (u_u) - sleeping
    (@_@) - stunned
    '\=o-o=/' - wearing glasses
    m(_)m - humble bow of thanks or apology

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    ^_^ - wheeeee!

    x_x - ugh.

    -_- - sheesh

    *_* - whoah

    *^* -auuugh!

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    My dear ygolo,

    You scary me! To death! x-X

    How can you not know? -_-

    I'm sure you're just teasing all of us. Aren't you? Yes you are! ^_^

    Now you're making me dizzy... *-* Dizzy and sad! *^*

    Have you had enough yet? <_<

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    I didn't know either.
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    At ygolo's post: -_-;

    At Dana's response: o_o

    At Gray's: o_O

    At nightning's: (@_@)

    At AllAbout Soul's:



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    @_@ <---- stoned

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    I didn't know what any of those meant either!

    I just stick to the obvious emoticons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    (^_^) - male smiley
    (^.^) - female smiley
    (^L^) or (^(^) - happy
    (-_-) - secret smile
    (^o^) - laughing out loud
    (^_^; ) - laughing to cover nervousness
    (^_^)/ - waving hello
    (;_; )/ - waving goodbye
    (^_~) or (^_-) - winking
    (*^o^*) or (*^.^*) - exciting
    \(^_^)/ - joyful
    (;_; ) or (~~>.<~~) - crying
    (>.<) or (>_<) - angry
    (v_v) - expressionless
    (^o^;> - excuse me?
    (*^_^*) - blushing (or shy)
    (^_^;;; ) - embarrassed (or in a cold sweat)
    (?_?) - confused (or wondering)
    (!_!) or (o_o) - shocked
    (*_*) - frightened (or in love)
    (=_=)~ - sleepy
    (u_u) - sleeping
    (@_@) - stunned
    '\=o-o=/' - wearing glasses
    m(_)m - humble bow of thanks or apology

    Hiroette.com ||| Japanese Facemarks(smileys) |||
    Impressive. I'm not sure communication would suffer much, if we had to rely only on emoticons.

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    blah. those facemarks make me want to

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