How to Make Funny Text Out of Symbols

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How to Make Funny Text Out of Symbols
Funny text messages can be sent in a number of different ways. (cell phone in macro image by Alexey Klementiev from

Text messages have become a primary way of communicating when a phone call is not necessary or you are not in a place where a phone call can be effectively made. This has opened up a whole new form of shorthand communication with people using letters, numbers and symbols to convey different messages that are sad, funny, angry, flirtatious and beyond. Funny text messages using symbols are often conveyed by lining up a series of symbols from the keyboard and then turning the phone on its side.

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Things you need

  • Mobile phone

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    Select a person you want to send the funny text message to. Then look at your phone's symbols and decide upon which funny message or emoticon you want to send to that person.

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    Press the colon key, the dash key and the right parenthesis key to make a smiley face, if turned on it's side (:-)). This message means you're basically smiling or happy. You can also add to the emphasis of your laughing or happiness through this text message by adding different things like the letter "D" after the dash (:-D), making a happy face with the mouth open, as if it is laughing or a smiley face with a beard, by adding an equal sign under the parenthesis (:-)=). These messages mean something funny is going on our you are trying to convey a funny feeling.

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    Type in more complex text messages that are a number of different words. To convey you are bored, type in colon, dash and zero, and then make a space and put a series of the letter "Z" (:-o zzz). To say to a friend sitting nearby that a person is "talking with two tongues" type colon, dash, "W" (:-w). To send a simple, funny face symbol text, try line, colon, dash, bracket, line, bracket (|:-[|]) which symbolizes the face of famous, large-lipped Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.

Tips and warnings

  • Look at the keys of the cell phone and all the different cell phones you can use and try to come up with your own new symbol texts, because there are always new ones that mean different things being created.

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