Emoticons are symbols sent using a keyboard, either on a computer keyboard or a phone keyboard, which represent emotions or items. The most common emoticons are smiley faces and sad faces, such as :-) or :-(. These are used by typing a colon, followed by a dash and a parenthesis. When the recipient turns the screen to the side, the symbols look like a face. Over time, more and more items have been created to send using symbols, and it is even possible to send what appears to be a rose or bouquet of roses through a text message.
Insert the symbol "@" in your text screen. Do not hit the space bar, every symbol needs to touch the one before it. The @ will appear to be the petals once the rose is complete.
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Locate the "greater than" symbol and enter it. This symbol looks like this: ">." This symbol will appear to be the base of the rose once the rose is complete.
Type in three short dashes. The dashes should look like this: "---." These will create the stem of the rose.
Find the back slash key and enter it once. Do not confuse the back slash with the forward slash, which is used when typing in web addresses. The back slash appears as " \ " and will appear to be a leaf. It will also help the roses to look as though they belong to one bouquet.
Press the "Enter" button to drop down to a new line and repeat Steps 1 through 3.
Press the "Enter" button again and repeat Steps 1 through 3.
Repeat Step 4, but this time use a forward slash instead of a back slash. The forward slash looks like this: " /."