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You Are One Smiley Away From Being Passive-Aggressive :-)

The ‘Smiley’ just turned 35 today!

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A smiley can make a world of difference.
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Smileys are a life saviour! What would we do without them?

Have you noticed how much we depend on smileys for everyday conversations/chats?

Whether it is to defuse the tension after a rather passive-aggressive comment on your office WhatsApp chat, or add nuance to the one-liners you exchange with your Tinder date -- smileys/emojis make a world of difference!

Don’t believe us? Check these out then.

You know what’s coming when you see that winky face.
You know what’s coming when you see that winky face.
(photo:TheQuint/ErumGour)
You only mean it if you do the sad face.
You only mean it if you do the sad face.
Photo: TheQuint/Erum Gour
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A smirk face is all the context your BFF needs.
A smirk face is all the context your BFF needs.
Photo: TheQuint/Erum Gour
When you are one smiley away from being passive aggressive.
When you are one smiley away from being passive aggressive.
Photo: TheQuint/Erum Gour)
When someone’s soul needs the healing.
When someone’s soul needs the healing.
(photo: TheQuint/Erum Gour)
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When a boring plan becomes more adventurous.
When a boring plan becomes more adventurous.
Photo: TheQuint/Erum Gour)
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Now that you know how important smileys are, let’s take a minute to thank computer science professor Scott Fahlman for inventing the first ever smiley ‘ :-) ‘ in September 19, 1982.

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