Aibu to think that the grin emoticon...

(27 Posts)
Refoca Fri 14-Mar-14 07:36:00

...is too toothy? It looks like someone showing off their new braces rather than an expression of glee! :-D

I'd use it so much more if it was toothless, it just freaks me out a bit.

Refoca Fri 14-Mar-14 07:36:47

grin arrrgggh!

QwertyBird Fri 14-Mar-14 08:08:59

So use the smile one... a toothless grin would be creepy.

Beeyump Fri 14-Mar-14 08:10:46

Yanbu! I totally agree, I never use the grin because it doesn't look right - and the smile looks passive aggressive to me.

Mintyy Fri 14-Mar-14 08:11:41

Love the grin - it is my most over-used smilie.

DrankSangriaInThePark Fri 14-Mar-14 08:12:45

At least there isn't that abominable sticky out tongue one. The one that knobbers use when they've said something stupid/offensive/fuckwitty and want to make out they are being funny.

Mind you, that one, I find, is very useful for culling people on FB. One tongue out, off you go, ta-ra.

Beeyump Fri 14-Mar-14 08:16:08

hmm is the best, I want it for non-Mumsnet things.

DrankSangriaInThePark Fri 14-Mar-14 08:21:25

Yes, I'm fond of that one. And the wibbly confused one. confused

The biscuit can fuck right off though.

pointythings Fri 14-Mar-14 08:38:32

I like the grin, its toothiness expresses my feelings perfectly. hmm and confused are good too, but my favourite is still the strikethrough as it is perfect for being passive aggressive.

biscuit yum!

elQuintoConyo Fri 14-Mar-14 08:48:37

The biscuit is especially useful when you want to call someone a fanny but not have your post deleted:

<poster's name> I think you're being a bit of a biscuit <-- that's not a biscuit!

Or when you're peckish! grin

scarletforya Fri 14-Mar-14 09:01:36

I love the grin! It's nice and gormless! grin

Becles Fri 14-Mar-14 10:00:20

I heart the grin and hmm - they need to be more liberally sprinkled in posts.

MissHobart Fri 14-Mar-14 10:35:55

I agree, I wish I could use hmm and confused outside of MN!

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Fri 14-Mar-14 10:40:32

It looks like a zip to me. I even sometimes see the little dangly thing at the side.

I would LOVE it to be a zip. grin

They won't give me [boggle] though, even though they gave us that stupid bear, the ridiculous biscuit and a variety of food and drink and I had asked first, so I reckon they HAVE to give me a zippy grin.

Or I'll just have some sort of public tantrum somewhere there's no naughty step they can put me on for a time out.

Refoca Sat 15-Mar-14 01:48:27

I do use hmm in real life...took a bit of practice when I was about 10 years old, but I can give those kids in the Cadbury's advert a run for their money https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cadbury+eyebrows&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari

Refoca Sat 15-Mar-14 01:49:25
CorusKate Sat 15-Mar-14 02:17:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BOFtastic Sat 15-Mar-14 02:28:24

I like the grin. It doesn't have to be deployed in purely hilarious circumstances, because the smile is so often passive-aggressive.

Anatana Sat 15-Mar-14 07:19:08

I wish we had the Adium grins. So very happy!

PunkrockerGirl Sat 15-Mar-14 10:22:43

I love the grin emoticon but can't always get it to work.sad

dementedma Sat 15-Mar-14 10:28:48

The grin is the best one! grin

Refoca Sat 15-Mar-14 17:27:57

CorusKate, a woman after my own heart! I can do independent big toe, the one next to big toe and little toe waggling on my right too, get me ;-)

Euphemia Sat 15-Mar-14 17:38:13

Yahoo Chat ones were the best: talk to the hand and blah blah blah.

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