Gajadhar and Green comment that both Morse code abbreviations are more succinct than modern abbreviations such as LOL.Four vertical typographical emoticons were published in 1881 by the U. satirical magazine Puck, with the stated intention that the publication's letterpress department thus intended to "lay out […] all the cartoonists that ever walked." In 1912, Ambrose Bierce proposed "an improvement in punctuation – the snigger point, or note of cachinnation: it is written thus ‿ and presents a smiling mouth.The word is a portmanteau word of the English words "emotion" and "icon".In web forums, instant messengers and online games, text emoticons are often automatically replaced with small corresponding images, which came to be called "emoticons" as well.
In 1963 the "smiley face", a yellow button with two black dots representing eyes and an upturned thick curve representing a mouth was created by freelance artist Harvey Ball.Nicolas developed hundreds of different emoticons, including 3D versions.His designs were registered at the United States Copyright Office in 1997, and appeared online as files in 1998.I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways.
Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.
Users from Japan popularized a kind of emoticon called kaomoji (顔文字; lit.