What Is a Peace Sign Emoticon?


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There are two peace sign emoticons, the globally recognized wheel design and the closed human hand with the index and middle fingers extended, forming a "V." Emoticon is a portmanteau of "emotion icon," a picture representing a concept or feeling. The popular peace sign emoticons look like this: ? ?

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Emoticons have a rich history as typographical art, with some of the earliest instances of emoticons being typewritten ":-)" and ":-(" emotions. People enjoy emoticons to further convey emotional intention behind text, since emotional subtleties can be lost in text. Many cellphones now have emoticon keyboards built into the operating system, for use in text messages and emails.

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