Keyboard smileys are expressive faces, or emoticons, made up of letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other keyboard symbols. Western smileys are read sideways, usually with the top on the left; Asian-style smileys are read horizontally. To make a smiley with fangs, the mouth character or characters is changed to suggest protruding teeth. Some applications that convert text strings to small graphical smileys have a fanged or toothed smiley.
Type :-[ to make a fanged smiley.
Type >:-[~ to make a scowling vampire with a dribble of blood on his chin.
Type :K to make a snake or vampire with oversized fangs.
Type :E to make a bucktoothed vampire.
Type :F to make a vampire with crooked fangs.
Type ^;;^ to make a vampire bat with fangs.
Type (';.;') or (',..,') to make a fanged face with small eyes.
Type (@,.,@) to make a vampire with hypnotic eyes.
Type (,..,) to make a fanged face with stars for eyes.
Type (o,..,o) to make a fanged face with glaring eyes.
Type (=,..,=) (-,..,-) or to make a face with narrowed eyes.
Type (^,..,^) to make a happy vampire.
- Type (^^^) on Facebook chat to get a picture of a fanged shark.
- For bigger-fanged emoticons, you can use text art (ASCII art). Design your own or use an ASCII art library such as ascii-art.de.
- Emoticons (smileys) are for fun, informal communication like e-mails to your friends. Avoid using them in more serious messages or academic work.
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