I like to use my share of smiley faces and wink faces when I write. Sadly, that is my extent of being hip with modern day hieroglyphics. I’ve seen a bunch of emoticons over the years and seriously thought many of them were typos. How lame am I?
Did you know there’s a “licking chops” emoticon, a “flipping off” emoticon and an “eye roll” emoticon? If not, have no fear! Here’s your emoticon education. o/o (High five!)
An emoticon glossary & cool items that will make you smiley face after the jump!
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of emoticons, so it’s impossible to list them all. And who in the world comes up with these? They are pretty darn creative. Take a look at some of my favorites:
If you want to see more, here’s a cool online glossary of emoticons and the List of Emoticons in Wikipedia. If you feel like celebrating your newfound emoticon knowledge, check out these unique products.
Etsy seller, MouthyMitts, makes these amusing Cheeky Emoticon Fingerless Gloves.
Everyone loves the Emota Con Kitty Monster from Etsy seller, CatSoup.
Feeling sad? Maybe this Happy Emoticon Face Rabbit from Etsy seller, DesignWithHeart, will cheer your up!