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Old 07-18-2016, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Since When were Smilies Emojis?

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Originally Posted by erimir View Post
While apparently it is literally just "picture character" in Japanese, and not technically related to the word "emotion", I think part of the reason emoji has caught on in English is that it sounds kinda like emotion.

And before we were using emoticon.

But you know, since not all the smileys are smiling, isn't smiley a bit of a misnomer?

No, they are all smiling on the inside as being used in communication brings joy to their tiny pixelated hearts.
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