Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Sometimes when you're sending an e-mail to a friend you want to convey more than just words. That is the perfect time to include a smiley. Smileys, also called emoticons, convey your feelings about a person or subject without having to explain. Here are some common smileys used in Internet e-mails and chat rooms.

:-psticking your tongue out
:-Ya quiet aside
:-#my lips are sealed
:-Ihmmm; perplexed
C=:-)I am a chef
*<:-)I am Santa Claus
[:-)I am wearing a Walkman
:-))I have a double chin
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