Talk:Emoticon

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Wildly inappropriate and useless article[edit]

This article has no bearing in common usage, it's a bunch of purists pontificating about what "proper use" is. "Common eastern examples"?? What the heck is that even supposed to mean? That table is incomprehensible.

And as for Korean, Japanese, Chinese? No. This is the ENGLISH Wikipedia, and none of that belongs here. 76.102.1.129 (talk) 06:23, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

:-~ is smoke. Can anybody add this to the table?[edit]

--= APh =-- (talk) 21:36, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Also :-? and :-Q --= APh =-- (talk) 21:41, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Correct Bierce[edit]

Ambrose Bierce used an actual "smiley" symbol, not ASCII art, and there was no exclamation point. The reference now comes with a link to Google Books, in case anyone wants to see his actual examples. Choor monster (talk) 20:21, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Does 70s Smiley Face Qualify?[edit]

If an emoticon is punctuation turned into an emotion symbol or face, does the 70s-era Smiley Face really qualify? There was never anything specifically "punctuation" about that iconic image. I would argue that the 80s invention (or re-invention) of emoticons was a winking reference to the Smiley Face, but that the Smiley Face itself is not an emoticon. The example of a roadside sign with a smiley on it seems a very poor example of "emoticon". Strider (talk) 22:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


this sure isn't an emoticon.

180.216.115.24 (talk) 13:38, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Plural of Kaomoji and Emoji[edit]

"Kaomoji" and "emoji", being Japanese words, act as mass nouns and do not take an "s" when made plural. Think words like "information"; no one says "informations". I've fixed the infractions I saw. 98.23.157.76 (talk) 01:35, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

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Suggestion: First usage that is earlier than other mentions in article[edit]

Dante's Paradiso, Canto XXIII. Some discussions: Discussion one and Discussion 2. Dante uses the letters "omo" to represent a face - the eyes being represented as 'o' and the 'm' from shapes of the nose and eyebrows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.177.156.219 (talk) 16:57, 25 June 2016 (UTC)