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As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic emoji.
'Take a look at the chart and tell me your pain level on a scale of 1 to 10.'
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'Yes, a winky face is correct... But in ancient times, the semicolon was actually used to separate archaic written devices known as 'complete sentences.''
"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
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"These are very disturbing figures, so I put smiley faces on all the zeroes."
"I'm not saying you're making it up but I think I'd remember if I'd stepped on your face."
'Gee, Bill, you're not still upset about that e-mail I sent you yesterday, are you?'
"I feel we've had a good session today."
Tags:smile, smiles, smiley, smiley face, smiley faces, happy, content, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling
Eeny, Meeny, Miney hang together while Shirley frowns in the corner.
A man with a happy face balloon is about to have it popped by Death.
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I wish I had your optimism, Ted.'
"I'll bet he's got your personality."
"Sure makes a change from New York!"
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Public Me/Private Me/Actual Me.
"There's been a huge outpouring of emoticons."
Tags:mourner, mourners, mourning, griever, grievers, grief, griefs, grieving, mourn, mourned, emoticon, emoticons, smiley, smileys, funeral, funerals, funeral service, funeral services, eulogy, eulogies, social media, social network, social networks, social networking, outpouring, emotional outpouring, funeral attendance, funeral attendances
Grim Reaper Emoji
"My appraisal says disappointing..." "But with a smiley face!"
"I got a text from Black Bart. What does a sideways frowny face mean?"
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Tags:text, texts, text message, text messages, text messaging, sms, sms message, sms messages, book reading, book readings, book, books, novel, novels, reader, readers, reading, author, authors, bookshop, bookshops, bookstore, bookstores, book shop, book shops, book store, book stores, smiley, smileys, digital age, digital ages
"How cute! A smiley face on my pink slip."
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"Mrs. HIggins, which button do I push to make a smiley face?"
Tags:president, presidents, ceo, ceos, peter principle, peter principles, newbie, newbies, computer illiterate, computer illiteracy, smiley face, smiley faces, emoji, emojis, emoticon, emoticons, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, smiley, smileys, competence, competent, secretary, secretaries, reliant, reliance, rely, relies, relying
"....You're the guy on all my texts my wife sends me!"