Posted by: h4ck@lyst | December 9, 2007

emoticons and smileys..

Graphical emoticons range from basic...

...to highly creative.

A portmanteau of emotion (or emote) and icon, an emoticon is a symbol or combination of symbols used to convey emotional content in written or message form. Some examples of text-based emoticons include:
A very comprehensive list out here..

http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/smileys.html

And some more

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_emoticons

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