Asian smiley, what do you think?

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    agkm800

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    Asians, particularly Koreans, use ^^ a lot instead of the traditional :) or :) or =)

    When you see ^^, do you naturally recognize it as a smiley?

    Do you already use it? I've seen my European friends using it on MSN.
     
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    Ah, so that's what that "cat ears" thing means. Ta.






    (Put me down as a not until now)
     
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    chrmjenkins

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    Yes, but because of my exposure to asian animation of different sorts.
     
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    -aggie-

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    Why would eyebrows be considered a smiley?
     
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    RawBert

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    [​IMG]

    Me rikey.
     
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    Mousse

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    He's missing the lips from the smiley. It's suppose to look like ^_^

    it's an anime inspired smilely. I use that type of smiley when writing for anime fans. ^_-
     

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    Well that makes sense then.
     
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    yeah i always see that as a smiley, im from the UK :)
     
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    rdowns

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    No it doesn't. Have you ever seen any of that anime crap?
     
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    Not to make anyone's brain explode, but there's tons of 'em. ^_~
     
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    I wish I had four hands so I could give this post four thumbs up.
     
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    I didn’t say I’d ever use it. :) However, at least it actually has a mouth. And no, I’ve never seen much anime stuff.

    except for the occasional Hentai movie.
     
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    agkm800

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    ^_^ has evolved to just ^^ these days. ;)
     
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    :p:p The sun will rise in the west before I ever use ^^. Strictly old school ^_^ for me.
     
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    >_>
     
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    Melrose

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    I see the double things like that and think it's a reply to the post above it.

    Guess I was wrong.
     
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    I just check out what you've been posting today. You're trying to see how long it takes you to get banned, right? That's hilarious.:rolleyes:
     
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    anjinha

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    Sometimes it is and sometimes it's a smiley.
     
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    RawBert

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    Well, that didn't take long.
     
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    In forums like this, I get it to mean the post above.

    In Asian/Anime forums (I don't ever visit em, but some of my friends do, and if they link me something) I reference it to mean a smiley face.


    My friends on IM/Text use it, and it doesn't bother me one bit. Though, I still don't see myself ever using it.

    I use normal smileys like :) ;) :p :D :(

    Oh, another one that one of my friends uses a lot is ;_; meaning crying. I get it, but I still don't see myself ever using it.
     
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    Big Smiley fan here...:eek:

    It's interesting..... and I like the idea of it being right side up... ^_^

    How bout Cyrillic Smileys? :eek: . ҄ж ҄ ? or . ҅_ ҆ ?



    Sorry if the characters won't show,
    Keri, Кери, whatever... :p
     
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    VPrime

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    I have always been a fan of this one '-_-.........:D
     
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    this is asian by my standards: >_< miley cyrus did it and got busted! thank you TMZ!:D
     
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    I see these smileys on facebook a lot :rolleyes:

    =u=;; (what are the semi colons supposed to represent? a horrendous breakout of acne or something?)
    =A= (I didn't know my mouth was larger than my face)
     

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