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#1 2012-02-08 07:54:26

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From: The Foundation
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 14,859

What is this called???

what are things like cool , :facepalm: , :evilgrin: called?

i know they are a kind of smileys but not sure if they have a name of their own.

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#2 2012-02-08 08:03:19

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 82,551

Re: What is this called???

The ones I use are called emoticons.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.


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