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What does ))) mean in texting?

Asked by Inspired_2write (3265 points ) 2 weeks ago

Cannot seem to locate the meaning of three )))

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Do you mean :)))? It is similar to LOL, a big smile/laugh.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Slip of the finger!!!!

gailcalled's avatar

Uncontrollable hilarity. )))) means you need an EMT.

AshLeigh's avatar

Why not just ask the person who sent it?

Brian1946's avatar

It means that the being who sent the text is smiling with 3 of its mouths.

AshlynM's avatar

Not sure… there are no defined rules of emoticons. I think most are open to interpretation. But my guess would be a big grin or laughing smile.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Assuming it was preceded by a colon, this:

:)))

means a much bigger smile than this:

:)

However, I’ve always thought it was a very poor way of expressing a big smile, since we already have this:

:D

to indicate a big smile. By contrast, the two extra brackets make it look like it’s a regular smile, but with multiple chins, as if the smiling person were seriously overweight.

As such, the smiley with multiple brackets is as big a fail as when people put in extra hard consonants when they are trying to indicate that they are stretching out the word for emphasis. So, if they mean to say:

Okaaaaaaay!

or

Okayyyyyyyy!

which tries to express in print what one might say out loud, but they instead write:

Okkkkkay!

this does not produce the desired result at all. How do you even pronounce that? Silly.

gailcalled's avatar

Or the extended use of punctuation to express an inability to lift one’s finger off the keyboard.

?????
!!!!!!!!
******
?!?!?!?!

SecondHandStoke's avatar

I have eaten three slices of your watermelon.

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