One common texting symbol is :-/ which is intended to represent skepticism on the part of the sender. This follows the typical texting practice of using keyboard symbols to make a face representing the current mood or emotion of the person sending.
Another very common texting symbol is :) which means that the sender is feeling happy or playful. Its opposite is the texting symbol :( which means that the sender is currently feeling unhappy.
Some texting symbols are more interpretive, such as the texting symbol *$ which means "Starbucks." Another amusing interpretive texting symbol is <|:o)> which represents Santa Claus.
Some texting symbols add an apostrophe to existing symbols to represent crying. An example is :’-( which simply means the sender is crying due to sadness. Another example is :’-D which, conversely, means the sender is crying with laughter. A similar variant is the symbol :’ ) which means the user is both happy and crying.
Other texting symbols are used to express different levels of anger. One evocative symbol is >:-@! which means the user is both angry and swearing out loud. The long-faced symbol >: – ( is used to express that the sender is both angry and sad, while the more taciturn :-ll symbol represents anger by itself.