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Old June 22 2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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LOL, LMAO, and stuff I get. But what the hell is o.O or ^^ supposed to mean?
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Old June 22 2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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^^ is a japanese smiley apparently. It portrays the eyes. People smiling by closing their eyes with that form in Anime has always confused me.

O.o is just one eye wide open because you're oh so shocked.
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Old June 22 2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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o.O is like raising your eyebrow--one eye is bigger than the other. o_O and other variations exist. Think of it as similar to .

^^ is a happy face. Look at it this way: ^_^ or ^.^ or even =<^_^>= which is a kitty cat.

Doesn't that look happy?
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Old June 22 2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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Robert Maxwell is late.

But he mentions kitties so he wins.
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Old June 22 2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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I've noticed ^^ on this board can also be used to convey that you're responding to the post directly before yours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old June 22 2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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^^ Yes, good point.
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Old June 22 2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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I've noticed ^^ on this board can also be used to convey that you're responding to the post directly before yours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I usually see that one done this way:

¯\_(o.O)_/¯
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Old June 22 2011, 05:43 PM   #8
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I've noticed ^^ on this board can also be used to convey that you're responding to the post directly before yours. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I usually use only one ^ for that, if I don't quote the post. Two is for two posts before mine. Beyond that, I use the quote feature.
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Old June 22 2011, 07:02 PM   #9
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XD is one of my favourites, that also comes from anime expressions. I still seem to pronounce it as X.D. in my head when thinking of it! The same goes for o.O, I just think oh, Ohhh.
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Old June 22 2011, 07:08 PM   #10
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XD is one of my favourites, that also comes from anime expressions. I still seem to pronounce it as X.D. in my head when thinking of it! The same goes for o.O, I just think oh, Ohhh.
I always associate XD or xD with Eric Cartman for some reason. Probably because it looks vaguely like the South Park LOL.
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Old June 22 2011, 10:54 PM   #11
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I also like 8-) because it looks like me.
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