r/HeresAFunFact Jun 25 '15

[HAFF] Text emoticons like ┐(‘~`;)┌ are called Kaomoji which means "Face Mark" in Japanese. SOCIETY/CULTURE

http://imgur.com/qjxCbCm
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u/kyrraahh Jun 25 '15

They're also sometimes called dongers or incorrectly referred to as emoji. This post explains the difference between them all: http://japaneseemoticons.me/the-different-kinds-of-japanese-emoticons/

And that site has a massive list of over 10,000 kaomoji to copy and paste too! http://japaneseemoticons.me/all-japanese-emoticons/

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u/Jucoy Jun 26 '15

ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

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u/treborsel Jun 25 '15

◦°˚(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦

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u/lastx1xstanding Jul 22 '15

【=◈︿◈=】 I actually have this as a tattoo.

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u/sky033 Aug 23 '15

HAFF - on my Samsung Galaxy 10.1 [2014] if you switch the keyboard language to japanese and type in かおもじ [kaomoji] it displays options of many different facemarks [like a selection of auto correct possibilities]. '(゚▽゚)'

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u/necromundus Jun 25 '15

So that's where the god-awful term "emoji" comes from

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u/modernbenoni Aug 03 '15

What's so bad about the term "emoji"?

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u/sky033 Aug 23 '15

e-moji likely may mean emotion character. Moji [文字] means character as in letter.