I never use emoticons in any of my correspondences simply because I find that if I'm being a complete wanker and/or bitch, that sentiment comes through loud and clear without introducing an assortment of brackets and punctuation marks.
However, I am assaulted on an almost daily basis with these sentence-enders and occasionally I have no idea what the fuck they mean, so a bit of reference would be nice just so I can deduce if this: (^^) actually means something.
Which is why this video may come in hand as a tool to transcribe these weird pictographs so that people like me who are slightly illiterate would be able to understand them.
But I do have a bit of constructive criticism for the creative people/person who put this thing together, scoring an emoticon instructional video with a wind-up baby lullaby crib toy is probably not the best way to go, as it is entirely possible that a viewer (namely me) might start feeling that the music is a portent to something horrible about to happen and quit paying attention to the emoticons and start wondering when the gory evisceration will begin.
Next time try going with something less scary, like Marilyn Manson.
Source: Boing Boing