Exactly What’s An Emoticon?

According to Wikipedia;

An emoticon (ee-MOHT-i-kon), (/ᵻˈmoʊtᵻkɒn/, or /iˈmoʊtᵻkɒn/) is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers and letters, usually written to express a person’s feelings or mood. In Western countries, emoticons are usually written at a right angle to the direction of the text.

Currently Facebook has over a thousand emoticons.

Majority of people just know the basic smiley emoticons but there are countless of other Facebook emoticons that people don’t know of mainly because their codes aren’t easily found within Facebook.

Here’s a brief list of them courtesy of emoticonset.com

Smile 🙂 :] =) 🙂 Kiki ^_^ Sunglasses 8| B| 8-| B-| Heart <3
Frown 🙁 :[ =( 🙁 Squint -_- Grumpy >:( >:-( Robot :|]
Tongue :p 😛 =P :-p 😛 Confused o.O Unsure :/ :\ :-/ :-\ Penguin <(“)
Grin 😀 =D 😀 Confused O.o Cry :'( Putnam :putnam:
Gasp 😮 :O 😮 :-O Upset >:o >:O >:-O >:-o Devil 3:) Shark (^^^)
Wink 😉 😉 Pacman :v Angel O:) O:-) Like (y) (Y)
Glasses 😎 Curly lips :3 Kiss :* :-* Poop :poop:

You can find the full list of emoticons on emoticonset.com