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rubah
07-20-2010, 03:01 AM
:)
http://forums.eyesonff.com/images/eoff_smilies/smile.gif

smiley or emoticon? which is which?

blackmage_nuke
07-20-2010, 03:06 AM
Emoticon is the word I change to after I type out 'smilie' and think it doesnt look like it's spelt right and I cant be bothered to look it up.

Peegee
07-20-2010, 03:24 AM
Both mean the same thing asl? yes? but asian. Yay ^_^ it's ok cuz like

you know? not really. Ok now. Smile ^_^

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e3/Spr_3e_025.gif http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/96/Spr_3e_025_s.gif http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a5/Spr_4p_025_m.png

Fujiko
07-20-2010, 03:31 AM
: ) = smiley
:) = emoticon

??

Idk :/ Aren't they the same thing?

Peegee
07-20-2010, 03:33 AM
: ) = smiley
:) = emoticon

??

Idk :/ Aren't they the same thing?

I dunno what are these then? are they cake or pie asl ^_^

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/2/2c/Spr_4h_001.png http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/ed/Spr_3e_001.gif http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3e/Spr_4d_001.png http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3e/Spr_4d_001.png

Fujiko
07-20-2010, 03:43 AM
Lol, it's just that I've always called colourful and/or moving smilies emoticons, but I call those of punctuation marks like : ) or : '(, smilies. xD

Clo
07-20-2010, 03:52 AM
I thought both were both.

Peegee
07-20-2010, 04:03 AM
Lol, it's just that I've always called colourful and/or moving smilies emoticons, but I call those of punctuation marks like : ) or : '(, smilies. xD

I know lol it's liek when I was 16 it was all :) and :( and I think some people even did :D but that was:cool::cool::cool::cool: pretty hard:greenie::roll2;) core but then i learned how to '][''/[]D3 |_;|< 3 [)|$ so den:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused: I was so cool y'know? 1990s was so awesom^ ^:eep:_^

oddler
07-20-2010, 04:55 AM
I agree with Clo's thought. Either/or.

rubah
07-20-2010, 05:00 AM
I guess the deciding factor in my mind is "can something that is not an image necessarily be an 'icon?"

but I always get it backwards and call graphical smileys and text emoticons anyway. lol!

blackmage_nuke
07-20-2010, 05:11 AM
both are both BUT smiley's only refer to the ones with smiles eg. : ) or :), :D or : D however emoticons refer to any emotion
:p : p
:( : (
:mad2: >: (
:| : |
:eep: -_-

Shorty
07-20-2010, 05:28 AM
I like the smiley the best. Emoticons are creepy.

Ace Protorney
07-20-2010, 05:29 AM
Emoticon and smiley are interchangeable to me if you're talking about graphical and/or text versions. Emoticon is the proper term, though.

A smiley is technically just :), but can refer to any emoticons as well.

Rodarian
07-20-2010, 08:30 AM
Emoticons are simply pictured icons of text based 'smilies' Simple as that

Peegee
07-20-2010, 06:39 PM
If it's so simple then what is ^_^ ? or ^_^^_^_^ or even ^____________________________^ ?

It's a smiley!

Momiji
07-20-2010, 07:01 PM
I have more fun making and using my own emotes. (ー‿ー)~☆

Peegee
07-20-2010, 08:18 PM
I have more fun making and using my own emotes. (ー‿ー)~☆

that's cute! I like my pikachu one <(o'.'o)>

see it has the red circles!

Meat Puppet
07-21-2010, 08:40 AM
Hey I think there’s nothing wrong with Jewish people just because I don’t want to live near them doesn’t mean I hate them

Shoeberto
07-21-2010, 12:09 PM
Hey I think thereís nothing wrong with Jewish people just because I donít want to live near them doesnít mean I hate them
I was scrolling quickly over the rest of the thread thinking about saying something like this and then you went and did it for me. Good work!

Rodarian
07-21-2010, 02:40 PM
If it's so simple then what is ^_^ ? or ^_^^_^_^ or even ^____________________________^ ?

It's a smiley!

Go play with your pokemon.

aquatius
07-21-2010, 05:49 PM
In English Language I think "officially" smilies are like (: and emoticons are like :) but usually nobody gives a crap.

Lawr
07-22-2010, 11:17 PM
I like the smiley the best. Emoticons are creepy.


Hey I think thereís nothing wrong with Jewish people just because I donít want to live near them doesnít mean I hate them



Hey I think thereís nothing wrong with Jewish people just because I donít want to live near them doesnít mean I hate them
I was scrolling quickly over the rest of the thread thinking about saying something like this and then you went and did it for me. Good work!

Racists, the lot of you! :aimmad:

Bunny
07-22-2010, 11:20 PM
Emoticons are :) and :(.

Smilies are their graphical representations.


Sources:
Emoticon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticons)
Smiley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilies)

blackmage_nuke
07-22-2010, 11:27 PM
It depends on whether you think the word is:
emot icon (Emotion icon) which is a picture to represent an emotion :)
or
emoti con (emotic convention) which is a convention generally accepted as representations of emotions, such as by text : )

I personally thought it was the second one before I read what people kept saying about icons