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How to make eyeroll emoticons

Updated March 23, 2017

Emoticons are nonverbal symbols used to express your feelings in an e-mail, text message or instant message. With the advent of e-mail and messaging as ways of communicating, emoticons increasingly are used to indicate how a person is feeling due to the inability to adequately convey emotions through plain text. One feeling that is not easily conveyed through an e-mail or text message is a sense of disbelief or frustration, which is commonly associated with rolling one's eyes. You can convey this feeling by using an "eyeroll" emoticon.

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  1. Stroke the number "8" key.

  2. Example: 8

  3. Add a hyphen.

  4. Example: 8-

  5. Insert a "closed" parenthesis. The "closed" parenthesis is the one that is cupped to the right. This step completes the American eyeroll emoticon.

  6. Example: 8-)

  7. Insert an "open" parenthesis, which is the parenthesis that is cupped to the left.

  8. Example: (

  9. Insert the "face" of the emoticon. Japanese emoticons, unlike American emoticons, are vertical as opposed to horizontal. The "face" of an eyeroll emoticon is comprised of two "e"s and an underscore.

  10. Example: (e_e

  11. Insert a "closed" parenthesis. The "closed" parenthesis is the one that is cupped to the right. This step completes the Japanese eyeroll emoticon.

  12. Example: (e_e)

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About the Author

Hal Bartle has been writing professionally since 2009. He has been published on various websites. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Saint Joseph's University and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

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