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The 🙂 Is a Tiny Menace

It’s the nice-to-see-you smile, when it’s not nice at all

A close up of the slightly smiling emoji.

On first glance, the “slightly smiling face” is a nice, friendly emoji: 🙂

It’s certainly gentler than its unhinged-looking sibling, the “grinning face”: 😀

But watch it at work in this text exchange:




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Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace

Author of “F You Very Much”, “Yes Man”, “Join Me” and more.

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