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For example, WOBTAX and VICTORY both produced convincing smiley faces (where the overprinted characters produced the solid background, and pixels untouched by any of the characters produced the actual design).This developed into a sophisticated set, particularly in combination with superscript and subscript.The text of his original proposal, posted to the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on 19 September 1982 (), was thought to have been lost, but was recovered 20 years later by Jeff Baird from old backup tapes.I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways.Dodge's Manual in 1908 documented the reintroduction of "love and kisses" as the number 88.Gajadhar and Green comment that both Morse code abbreviations are more succinct than modern abbreviations such as LOL.Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.For this, use :-( The most basic emoticons are relatively consistent in form, but each of them can be transformed by being rotated (making them tiny ambigrams), with or without a hyphen (nose).
In 1997, The Smiley Company filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The September 1962 issue of MAD Magazine published an article titled "Typewri-toons." The piece, featuring typewriter-generated artwork credited to "Royal Portable," was entirely made up of repurposed typography, including a capital letter P having a bigger bust than a capital I, a lowercase b and d discussing their pregnancies, an asterisk on top of a letter to indicate the letter had just come inside from a snowfall, and a classroom of lowercase n's interrupted by a lowercase h "raising its hand." In 1963 the "smiley face", a yellow button with two black dots representing eyes and an upturned thick curve representing a mouth was created by freelance artist Harvey Ball.
It was realized on order of a large insurance company as part of a campaign to bolster the morale of its employees and soon became a big hit.
They offer another range of "tone" and feeling through texting that portrays specific emotions through facial gestures while in the midst of text-based cyber communication.
The word is a portmanteau word of the English words "emotion" and "icon".