Weird Photo Contest of the Day

But it was our understanding that these little characters were meant to suggest a real human face, even if when we go :S our lips do not actually make an S curve. Guess what! Norton is holding an Emoticon Photo Contest where you enter a picture of yourself or of someone else making a face like an emoticon. That’s right—making a face that looks like a glyph that looks like a face making a facial expression. We read this and went o_O and then saw that the grand prize is $10,000 and went :D

What with half our conversations taking place by typing, it’s probably no surprise that emoticons, once an esoteric paralanguage specific to hackers and internerds, are now being used by everyone. Occasionally we even come across them in handwritten correspondence and then we make a face like this *_*

But it was our understanding that these little characters were meant to suggest a real human face, even if when we go :S our lips do not actually make an S curve. Guess what! Norton is holding an [Emoticon Photo Contest](http://photocontest.symantec.com/symantec/customize.do?pg=front=en

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