-  (.)(.) - No points for guessing ;)
Naresh will understand this one (^^)
- :} - A cute little wide smile.
Naresh introduced me to this, and its my second most fav. Used frequently by him as well
- *_* - Smile till your eyes become tiny
I have only seen Elina use this. And that too under rare circumstances
- :) - Smile :)
Immortal. Used frequently by Arun
- :'D - Laughing till you cry
Hilarity! Utkarsh uses this when he's ROTFLMAOing
- :P - Tonguey
Always applicable :P. Used by me, Utkarsh, Praneeth, SidPrak, Elina, Naresh etc at random :P
- :D - Laugh
Misused by Praneeth to the point where I have started hating it.
- :| - :|
Probably Chintal's favourite emoticon, he uses it ~88% of his conversations. :}
A complete mystery to me.* Used by SidPrak to end every conversation. Which is followed by a ":P" by me :}
A lot of people don't have any characteristic smileys. And some never use any at all. But almost everyone has used ":)" sometime or the other...
* Its supposed to mean something in Yahoo, but since i don't use it, I'm not sure what :P