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Happy 25th Birthday, Smiley Face


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:37 PM

It was reported this morning on my local news broadcast (which prefers to broadcast such drivel rather than actual "news" :thumbsup: ) that the textual emoticon, or "smiley", turns 25 today.

Scott E. Fahlman is said to have created it on September 19, 1982.

The original smiley was composed of a colon, a dash, and a right parenthesis. Or:

:-)
He also introduced the smiley's evil brother, the frownie, the same day:
:-(
So, happy birthday :-)

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:18 PM

:flowers:

You mean like that, Amazing Andrew?

Happy Birthday Smiley!

Have A NICE Day :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:23 AM

It's like wishing happy birthday to the bubonic plague.
John
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:34 AM

It's like wishing happy birthday to the bubonic plague.
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or graffiti? :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:09 AM

:trumpet: Happy 25 th Birthday Smiley Face. :flowers: :inlove: :thumbsup:















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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:18 PM

It's like wishing happy birthday to the bubonic plague.
John


Oooh. You get a frowny face, Mr. Grumpy.

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Edited by Amazing Andrew, 20 September 2007 - 02:25 PM.





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