How to Make Eyeroll Emoticons

Emoticons are nonverbal symbols used to express your feelings in an email, text message or instant message. With the advent of email and messaging as ways of communicating, emoticons increasingly are used to indicate how a person is feeling due to the inability to adequately convey emotions through plain text. One feeling that is not easily conveyed through an email or text message is a sense of disbelief or frustration, which is commonly associated with rolling one's eyes. You can convey this feeling by using an "eyeroll" emoticon.

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American Eyeroll Emoticon

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Stroke the number "8" key.

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Example: 8

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Add a hyphen.

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Example: 8-

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Insert a "closed" parenthesis. The "closed" parenthesis is the one that is cupped to the right. This step completes the American eyeroll emoticon.

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Example: 8-)

Japanese Eyeroll Emoticon

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Insert an "open" parenthesis, which is the parenthesis that is cupped to the left.

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Example: (

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Insert the "face" of the emoticon. Japanese emoticons, unlike American emoticons, are vertical as opposed to horizontal. The "face" of an eyeroll emoticon is comprised of two "e"s and an underscore.

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Example: (e_e

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Insert a "closed" parenthesis. The "closed" parenthesis is the one that is cupped to the right. This step completes the Japanese eyeroll emoticon.

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Example: (e_e)