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Smileys

:) :( ;)

Do you see any of the above symbols and wonder what in the world they mean? Those symbols are called 'Smileys.' Just turn your head to your side and you'll see that the colons and parenthesis look like smiley faces.

:) - Happy
:( - Sad
;) - Wink
<:) - Happy man with hat
<:( - Sad man with hat

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