Watch as an expert translates those wacky emoticons to real life

Most of us are pretty familiar with common everyday emoticons like :) or >:[, but what about when they get really fancy with things like ( ̄□ ̄;) and (^_^;)?

To be perfectly honest, half the time I don't know what the writer is trying to say. Apparently YouTuber JemmaKuma is an emoticon expert, so she decided to create the video below, which translates some of the more obscure combinations for those of us who are emoticon challenged. (>\\\<)

I guess most of them make more sense now. It really is impressive the number of "faces" you can emote with a relatively small pool of characters.

JemmaKuma on YouTube, via BoingBoing

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