Unsupported titles/Colon hyphen right paren

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First used with the intended purpose of expressing emotion in a post by Scott Fahlman to the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general bulletin board on 19 September 1982[1].

Punctuation mark[edit]


  1. An emoticon representing a smiley face.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Where it would otherwise precede a right parenthesis (")"), sometimes the two are combined so that only one right parenthesis is used.



  1. ^ ":) turns 25", 2007-09-20. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.