Where Do the Emoticons Come From?

St. Petersburg, Florida
November 21, 2015 5:08pm CST
Some people sprinkle little emoticons throughout their posts and comments, and, since I am ALWAYS the last one to find stuff out when it comes to computer stuff, I want to know how to do this. Can you help me find my own stash? I think that when I am still plugging away at a colon and parenthesis to impart a smile, that I am beyond help. But where do these little guys come from? For all of you who are willing to help me out, I appreciate it.
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• United States
22 Nov 15
seems folks've already answered yer query :) fer myself? i rarely use 'em 'n some folks seem to do a bit'f o'erkill with 'em. i'm more comfy with :), prolly coz 'tis jest a habit 'n took me eons to figure that much out. i do use those emo thingies e'ery now 'n then, but don't reckon i'd put 'em in a discussion. heck, i'm too lazy to use the bold 'n italic options, much less go huntin' down emo's.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
22 Nov 15
I am a "once-in-awhiler" too, but on occasion, I like to toss one in. Thank you so much for your reading and help.
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• United States
22 Nov 15
@ThankyouLord yer welcome, hon. not that i was much help, lol. there's some schtuff i'd like to put in bold/'r italics but i've found that to be a dauntin' task squishin' words inside those lil 'thingies' 'n it come out right'n the end, lol. big hugs!
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov 15
@crazyhorseladycx @ThankyouLord I'm not fond of them either. I occasionally use the three smile/funny ones. They're so small I have at them to see what they're trying to tell me. The smile one is useful if I want to be sure someone doesn't take something I say too seriously.
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@poehere (17077)
• French Polynesia
22 Nov 15
Do you see when you comment under it there is a blue writing saying My Lot Code. That is where you find them. Have fun.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
22 Nov 15
Oh, I cannot wait. I love them! But I guess emoticons are like chocolate. You don't want to overdo it. (I wonder what one would taste like?)
@poehere (17077)
• French Polynesia
22 Nov 15
@ThankyouLord So happy to help and so glad you found them.
@KristenH (18854)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Nov 15
Like Ann said, it's under MyLot code. Have fun with them.
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
22 Nov 15
Thank you for your help! If it had been a spider, it would have bitten me! Always the last one to find stuff out, I tell you!
@ridingbet (34532)
• Philippines
22 Nov 15
well, emote icons are there under the "end up to 5 tags...", myLotCode. that is where emote icons are found.
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@Lucky15 (33769)
• Philippines
22 Nov 15
Below those two boxes. Left part..mylot code
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
22 Nov 15
You have been very helpful. Thank you for your directions and for reading my post. I have found them!
@softbabe44 (5963)
• Vancouver, Washington
22 Nov 15
I was pretty much looking for those to just figured this out.
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@rebelann (29164)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Nov 15
I get the feelin you already got plenty of answers. I accidentaly found them because of losing control of my mouse, usually I keep it on my knee and it'll start to slip, that time I was glad it did.