Emoticon Overload

Just recently I downloaded the Emoji app on my iPhone.

Basically, this app just has a bazillion emoticons you can use whilst texting…

What is an emoticon, you might ask?

Well good question.
An emoticon (/ɨˈmtɨkɒn/) is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression which in the absence of the prosody serves to draw a receiver’s attention to the tenor or temper of a sender’s nominal verbal communication, changing and improving its interpretation.

Basically, it’s a bunch of smiley faces and other assorted pictures.

Are they cute?
Do they represent emotions well?
Can you abuse their emotional communicative power?

Well… maybe…

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Prime example of my emoticon usage.
I was having a rough day, okay?

And what better way to express it than…. EMOTICONS!!!!


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