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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Yeah, I recently got a Facebook message full of them :P Every sentence ended in a few ))’s. Took me a while to understand it was enthousiasm and not a weird grammar-related disability.

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aleluja says

I’ve seen them too but never figured out what they look like. So i figured out it doesn’t look like a face, it doesn’t even come first in mind that it’s a smile, so it’s… plain stupid.

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DockThemes says

Believe me or not, but using smiles in such way is very common in Eastern Europe, especially in Russia/Ukraine. :)

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ToivoMedia says

It’s some secret code of a secret global society. I can’t tell you more ‘cause it’s a secret.

See you at the next secret meeting. ))

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Crakken says

Sometimes I see people use single brackets, sometimes two or three after a sentence, what is it for?

Like this )

OR Thanks! )))

OR Congrats!))

Is it a smiley, just a habit, or something else? I ask because I see this a lot on this forum and I’m curious

Russians.
EDIT : I think it has something to with their keyboards.

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permian says

ToivoMedia, : ) I’ll secretly be there ; ) )

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graphic_dev says

It’s obviously boobs ) )

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doru says

what is with the new generation, a smile is this : ) not this ))

remember in my days when a smile was : -) but we changed that fortunately

what? new generation have the right to change the smile too? blasphemy!

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wickedpixel says

^ _ ^

dammit, i have others but they don’t render nice here.. :(

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VF says

Just trying

:]

:}

:H

:J

:G

:N

:\/

Nothing can beat a simple ) with right timing.

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