When using Skype to send instant messages to your friends, you can speed up the time it takes to type your message with Skype emoticons. There is an emoticons menu that lists basic emoticons, such as a plain smiley face. However, Skype offers hidden emoticons not included in the menu.
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Hidden Emoticon in Version 2.5 and Up
If you are using Skype Version 2.5, there are eight hidden emoticons available. If you want to tell someone that he rocks, type "(rock)" and a smiley face bobbing his head up and down pops up. When you type "(mooning)," a person bends over and shows his behind. In addition, by typing "(headbang)" a smiley that hits his head on the wall comes up. Other emoticons that appear in Version 2.5 and up include "(smoking) which displays a smiley face smoking a cigarette and a bandit smiley with code "(bandit)." A smiley with a finger in the air is code "(finger)." A smiley that appears drunk is code "(drunk)." If you want to show a man with a dog, write "(toivo)."
Hidden Emoticon in Version 3.0 and Up
Skype offers seven hidden emoticons for use with Skype Version 3.0 and up. When a person tells too much information, you can type code "(tmi)" a smiley that covers his face appears. To display a bug, type "(bug)." When the words are too bad to say or write, type (swear), a smiley that has tape over his mouth shows. You can also display a squirrel, in which the code has a Skype staff member's name by typing "(heidy)." You can display a person carrying a float or say it is time for a pool party with the code "(pool party)." If you want the myspace logo to pop up, type "(MySpace)." When things are mess up beyond all reason or you are seriously upset, you can type "(FUBAR)."
About Skype Emoticons
Most of the Skype hidden emoticons include an adult theme, such as swearing and drunkenness. Majority of the Skype hidden emoticons include animation. In addition, the hidden emoticons work in the Skype emoticon art.
Skype also offers other emoticons, you may not have known. When you want to share music, type "(music)" a music note appears. Anytime you need to find the exact time for an event or appointment, you can type "(time)" or "(o)." When you want to acknowledge a person's birthday, type "(cake)" and a cake appears.
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