😄If you’re a user of emoticons or even a humble :-) or :-( then today, you’ll want to thank Professor Scott E. Fahlman because, on this day in 1982, he suggested that people could use these signs for “joking” and “serious.”
For more than 30 years of its existence, the emoticon has become an invariable attribute of electronic communication, and many can no longer imagine how they could live without it. And, of course, a lot of "emoticons" have appeared during this time, carrying different semantic and emotional coloring.
"Smiley" 😀 replaces what is lacking in communication via chat or e-mail - voice intonation and facial expressions. "Smilies" help understand the companion better and catch his mood; in the end, they are just funny and evoke positive emotions.
How often do you use emoticons?
Share your TOP-3 most frequently used emoticons in the comments below.😊