:) and :D


These are clearly different kinds of smiley. :) has a closed mouth and :D has an open mouth. They should not both use the :smiley: image. I’m smiling to be friendly. I’m not that happy.


I am. :slight_smile: :smiley:

Ooh. They are different.


See also

:smile: :laughing: :blush: :smiley: :relaxed: :smirk: :heart_eyes: :kissing_heart: :kissing_closed_eyes: :flushed: :relieved: :satisfied: :grin: :wink: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :grinning: :kissing: :kissing_smiling_eyes: :stuck_out_tongue: :sleeping: :worried: :frowning: :anguished::open_mouth::grimacing: :confused: :hushed: :expressionless: :unamused: :sweat_smile: :sweat: :disappointed_relieved: :weary: :pensive: :disappointed: :confounded: :fearful: :cold_sweat: :persevere: :cry: :sob: :joy: :astonished: :scream: :tired_face: :angry: :rage: :triumph: :sleepy: :yum: :mask: :sunglasses: :dizzy_face: :imp: :smiling_imp: :neutral_face: :no_mouth: :innocent:

That’s just the faces. Mouseover and hover for the :string:




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Call me a crusty gen-Xer, but I prefer em oldskool.

Although when I’m really stoked I might reach for a dancing banana gif…

Old’s cool.




Dude, that’s just a plain old banana.

Doesn’t quite say the same as


:neckbeard: <–EMOji



OK fine!





:water_buffalo: :poop: could come in very handy.


Knew there was an appropriate thread for this.

Where’s my :metal: emoji-thingy gone then?

Can someone check down the back of @codinghorror’s sofa and see if it’s there? I hadn’t finished using it.


Well there is now an emoji menu if you click or tap the face icon in the editor toolbar. Give it a try. Only the official emoji sets are supported (either Twitter, Apple, Emoji One, or Google), but custom site level emoji are coming soon courtesy of @zogstrip’s hard work.

So if you ever wanted the Boing Boing specific “Christ, what an asshole” emoji, perhaps @beschizza et al can bless one in the coming month!


I’ll mourn the death of my horns and revert to \m/ in it’s place if it means we can have a
:church: :question: :a: W :anchor: instead.

(Like the drop-down menu thing too. Neat and convenient. )


The smiley menu is much appreciated, thank you. However, the icon:

still represents a smiley that doesn’t exist in the list of emoticons… :unamused:

I don’t know why this bothers me so much! Maybe cause I’ve used text smileys almost as punctuation for my entire adult life and now these little yellow mans are here and not expressing my emotion the way I intend.

I mean look at these smug little shits:

:smile: :smiley: :grinning:

Close your stupid mouths! I hate you!

Google somehow manages to get it right:

Come to think of it, is there a button I can press that just turns off the auto-substitution? Or does that happen down the line somewhere?


OK so apparently I have nothing better to do today. Here:

That’s using elements from the standard set of emoticons, in the same format/resolution/etc. Please use it with my blessing.


Yeah oddly enough that is how emoji work. See for yourself.


Ugh. So it’s me vs a fucking standards committee? Thanks a lot, Corporate Overlords. :cool:


I’ve discovered that :weary: doubles as orgasm-face. As does :tired_face:.


I just noticed that, as you pointed out, Android/Google is the outlier there on :smiley:.

It is too bad because their Emoji are pretty great except I just cannot get used to those non-circular gumdrop faces. I think they were trying to evoke Android mascot a bit and it just feels forced.