I used to have this odd and quite nasty habit of putting evil smileys >:) at the end of all my posts on Facebook. In a way, it was my digital signature so friends could instantly tell that it was me (Or at least that’s how I rationalized it).
This habit freaked out a lot of my friends and has even been the cause of miscommunication a couple of times. Just imagine getting a message like:
You just resigned from your job? >:)
Why did you guys break-up? >:)
You look pretty in this photo. >:)
So recently, I tried changing this habit by using Korean Emoticons. I think its a lot better since not only are these icons cute-looking, they also communicate the message in a very clear way. Here are some of them:
(^0^) laughing out loud
d(^_^)b two thumbs up
(ㅠ_ㅠ) really sad (see the tears flow!)
(^_^);; sorry/my bad
(?_?) I don’t know/nonsense
m(_ _)m sorry
Q(‘-‘Q) Aja-aja! Fighting!
But of course, my favorite will always be: