Emoji or Smiley?

Emoji from snackchat.co.uk
By pgn
@pgntwo (21632)
Derry, Northern Ireland
November 13, 2016 7:44am CST
The myLot emojis are accessible from the myLot Code link below-left of the text entry box. Do you use them? Or do you prefer old-school Smiley constructs, like :) or ;-) or :P ? The photo above shows the emoji selection from another site to which I occasionally contribute. One thing to be wary of - there is always at least one emoji that raises tempers and blood pressures! Take a tip from this cute tutorial :)
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
13 Nov 16
I never use those silly symbols and even find it difficult to interpret some that I encounter.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
Some of them are dubious, yes... even worse if you send one in a phone text message and it ends up looking like something else on the recipient's phone
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
13 Nov 16
@pgntwo I have sometimes received a single such symbol as a comment, which just leaves me totally perplexed.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
@Asylum So it is an excuse for laziness, you reckon? Perhaps. Did you see how easily the kid in the video grasped, and expressed, the different meanings?
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• Peoria, Arizona
13 Nov 16
I never use emojis on here, I only use two emoticons which "XD" and "
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
I just added a cute video to help demonstrate their use, if you are interested :)
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• Peoria, Arizona
14 Nov 16
@pgntwo I have seen videos like that before, haha. I just think as a website like this which is a discussion site and not a chatroom, written words is better than emoticons.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
@DesirousDreamer A valid point... but sometimes the mood needs to be conveyed quickly, simply... Cue the emoticon, smiley or emoji.
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@youless (90881)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 16
I prefer to use the mylot emojis. They are easier for people to understand. And it is vavid to express your feelings.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Nov 16
Yeah, a picture can paint a thousand words...
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@youless (90881)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Nov 16
@pgntwo You wrote beautiful lyrics from the song If
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Nov 16
@youless Thank you. I shall have to look up the song, the phrase I used is one I know well, even if its origins are a mystery to me.
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15 Nov 16
I would rather use ;-p than . Facebook now just turns :-) into without even asking. I find that utterly annoying. Or I just say something and put * around it. Like *rolls eyes*, etc.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Nov 16
Time was there was a :emote: code in places like myLot - now I find myself using brackets or similar, like your asterisks sigh
@Jackalyn (6657)
• Oxford, England
15 Nov 16
I always forget them
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Nov 16
Or cannot find one that adequately conveys your intended emotion...
@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
14 Nov 16
I just recently learned how to use the emojis actually.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
They have their uses...
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
13 Nov 16
I do not use them often, only the basic emojis to avoid to ride LOL or alike, that I have never appreciated. I know that there is one that I would never use because I consider showing the tongue childish and bad manner too.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
That is the one I was thinking of... The picture above has another one I would not use, the girl in the video would not either, I think.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 16
@pgntwo I am sure the girl in the video would not either. I have noticed that many young myLot users love the rasp emoji and they use it even when there is no reason to. It seems that silly things are the most appreciated.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
@LadyDuck It seems myLot is a place for silliness too :)
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@rebelann (39551)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Nov 16
I use a few emojis as well as constructing my own ..... of course I've become very cautious creating my own as sometimes they get me into trouble
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
Yes, especially when the symbols render a post uncommentable... :)
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@rebelann (39551)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Nov 16
Exactly @pgntwo I've never heard whats been done about those posts, have you heard anything about yours?
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
@rebelann They got zapped, put out of their misery - somewhere there's a post to that effect, linked below, see the response from Admin in it... Those were heady days, eh? :)
Me and @rebelann, we hatched a cunning plan! It meant crippling a post here, oh gee, oh man! Ending the Title with a backslash Left your post unable to earn...
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@topffer (33785)
• France
13 Nov 16
I have learned something new, I was calling both smileys. Depending of the site, I use one or the other. I have no reason to not use something new, especially when it adds something, and it is the case of this kind of new punctuation, which is an universal language : if we had more emojis, we would be able to communicate sketchily only with them, and it is easier to learn than Esperanto.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
That is a sensible approach - embrace the new where available. I never thought about the Esperanto angle before!
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@topffer (33785)
• France
13 Nov 16
@pgntwo I embrace the new when it really brings something ; if a large part of human beings were not doing this, we would still cut flint, and I am perhaps optimistic. I guess that emojis would have disappeared if they were useless ; instead, their number is increasing : there were two emojis available in an IBM PC font circa 1981, they are more than 50 today in an unicode Symbol font.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
@topffer ASCII, the standard version, was a bit limited, yes. In fact, it used to be quite the thing to generate ASCII art, if you remember! (IBM had their own EBCDIC variant, still limited.)
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Nov 16
I'm not sure that I'm familiar with the one that raises temper for some people. I do use the coding here on mylot. I can be more specific that way.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov 16
During my time on myLot, I have encountered some who take exception to the "rasp" emoji, thinking the character's flapping tongue is doing something particularly offensive. Not me, but it takes all sorts, I guess.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Nov 16
@pgntwo Oh, that one. Yes, I heard recently and maybe it was on this very post that someone or another doesn't appreciate that emoji. I think it's the same one as :p?
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
25 Nov 16
@MarshaMusselman Could be.... I use :b, 8), ;o as well. They can be misinterpreted though...
20 Nov 16
I use both..lol like this :)
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov 16
It is good to have the choice. Some systems automatically convert the smiley into an emoji, annoyingly. In that respect, myLot has it right, I think.
20 Nov 16
@pgntwo yes, here we can use both the smileys
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@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
20 Nov 16
being honest i use them often. i don't know whether it is good or bad.i thoughy mylot gives these just to use.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov 16
That is true - use them (myLot's emojis) or lose them.. . . .
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• Sri Lanka
20 Nov 16
@pgntwo very nice use or lose. hehe
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• United States
13 Nov 16
I very very seldom use any of them. I prefer clean lines LOL!
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
You can't beat a LOL or a sigh
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• United States
13 Nov 16
@pgntwo I don't use them much since I don't like clutter LOL!
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• United States
13 Nov 16
I like using the emoji abailable but sometimes type :) or:P Just depends on my preference
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
Same here :D
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• United States
13 Nov 16
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@Nihil90 (358)
• Indore, India
13 Nov 16
I use the old-school smiley. I find them really elegant.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
Another old-schooler, wise move! ;-)
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@Nihil90 (358)
• Indore, India
13 Nov 16
@pgntwo ;-) :)
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@DaddyEvil (23992)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Nov 16
Well, at least I stayed awake through that one, pgn! (The little kid was cute!) Yeah, when someone tells me something is poopy, they better not be talking about something I did on DollarTracks! I might take it personally!
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
25 Nov 16
Least said, soonest mended...
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@MALUSE (39041)
• Germany
14 Nov 16
My message thingy doesn't work. So I'm putting my message here: Do you know the speech by John Cleese which I've just posted? I find it hilarious. I hope the US Americans won't bash me.
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
Let me take a look...
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@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
14 Nov 16
I use them once in a while .. ;)
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
Nice to have the choice :)
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
14 Nov 16
I first knew them as 'smiley' and the word 'emoticons' were introduced to me when I first joined myLot but then I recently learned every one else is calling them 'emoji'...
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Nov 16
It seems emoticons have been displaced by emojis... Still all smiley representations, basically.
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@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
13 Nov 16
I still use those :D; :P :)); or :) haha
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@pgntwo (21632)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Nov 16
Many do, it seems :)
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