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Using Yahoo! Messenger Emoticons

Learning the Yahoo! Smiley Set

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While most already know Yahoo! Messenger offers a bevy of great features, did you know they also offer the largest set of emoticons than any other IM client?

In addition to offering these emoticons in their own drop-down menu on Yahoo! itself, they have also provided the following shortcuts to help you navigate all the variety of ways you can express yourself through text.

To create any of these emoticons, locate the symbols on your keyboard and enter them in the text field of your Yahoo! IM box. Remember, some symbols will require hitting the SHIFT key.

Yahoo! Messenger Emoticons

Yahoo Messenger :) - happy

:( - sad

;) - wink

:D - big grin

;;) - batting eyelashes

>:D< - big hug

:-/ - confused

:x - love struck

:”> - blushing

:P - tongue

:-* - kiss

=(( - broken heart

:-O - surprised

X( - angry

:> - smug

B-) - cool

:-S - worried

#:-S - whew!

>:) - devil

:(( - crying

:)) - laughing

:| - straight face

/:) - raised eyebrows

=)) - rolling on the floor

O:-) - angel

:-B - nerd

=; - talk to the hand

:-c - call me

:)] - on the phone

~X( - at wits' end

:-h - wave

:-t - time out

8-> - day dreaming

I-) - sleepy

8-| - rolling eyes

L-) - loser

:-& - sick

:-$ - don't tell anyone

[-( - no talking

:O) - clown

8-} - silly

<:-P - party

(:| - yawn

=P~ - drooling

:-? - thinking

#-o - d'oh

=D> - applause

:-SS - nail biting

@-) - hypnotized

:^o - liar

:-w - waiting

:-< - sigh

>:P - phbbbbt

<):) - cowboy

X_X - I don't want to see

:!! - hurry up!

\m/ - rock on!

:-q - thumbs down

:-bd - thumbs up

^#(^ - it wasn't me

:ar! - pirate*

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