(Closed) Thoughts on emoticons?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

πŸ˜‰ is playful

πŸ˜› is usually “I’m joking”

;P can be used in conjunction with sexual innuendo or something.

Post # 4
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ and πŸ˜› with regularity. 

Lots of smileys because I am a smiley person in real life.

πŸ˜‰ usually means I am making a joke or a bad pun, unless it is to my husband, in which case it can be flirty.  The context determines more than the emoticon itself, for sure. 

πŸ˜› is usually an “oh jeez” observation about myself or my bad typing lol. 

Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just wanted to leave a comment about using them to excess – and ths is a story about myself, not anyone else. Maybe it’s telling of how much time I spend on the internet/text messaging, but at one point a while ago I was replying to a work-related email (I hadn’t gotten the job yet, it was an e-mail conversation where we were working out the details to my interview). I actually almost ended that email with a πŸ™‚ My Fiance, bless his heart (especially because he admits he knows NOTHING about the ‘corporate world’ so to speak) looked at me and said ‘futuremrsc, smiley faces are NOT professional’.

Pretty embarassing, I have to admit – but would’ve been far worse if I’d sent the email! Since that time I’ve really tried to tone down my emoticon useage LOL.

On the male vs. female question, I think of it as a different thing when my Fiance “winks” in a text message than when my girlfriends do it, because I know Fiance usually (or always haha) means some sort of innuendo, but I know my girlfriends don’t want to hop in the sack with me so obviously it’s a bit different.

This is a good thread! I’m interested to see some answers.

Post # 7
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Sometimes I have entire text conversations with my friends using emojis.  I enjoy them.  Ha ha

Post # 9
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that sometimes they help get tone across, which is sometimes misinterpreted in just plain text. Sometimes they are flat annoying, like when my mom uses them, or one of my kids. I know them well enough they are not needed. Dh wouldn’t know how to use them, so he never does, but that would annoy me too.

Post # 10
9429 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think they definitely help to get the tone across that reading text can miss.  I do rarely use them at work(email) though…once and a while but not near as much as in text or online.

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