The Deeper Meaning Of ^^

BarbraStreisandBarbraStreisand Members Join Date: 2004-01-14 Member: 25308Posts: 34
what does ^^ exactly mean? I use it a bit like QFT when I want to express my support for the author's opinion in the article right above or the one I quote in my text... a friend now told me it means you find something funny.

Who's right?
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  • Status_QuoStatus_Quo Members Join Date: 2004-01-30 Member: 25749Posts: 528
    From what I've understood, it's sort of like a smile, but with the eyes. Best guess is that it's inspired by anime, but I don't know.

    QFT means Quoted For Truth, I believe.
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  • MerkabaMerkaba Digital Harmony Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 22Posts: 2,571
    edited July 2005
    I believe it's another form of '^_^', which to me is a manga-influenced face of appreciation and joy.
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  • X_StickmanX_Stickman Not good enough for a custom title. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-15 Member: 15533Posts: 3,567 Advanced user
    As far as I'm aware it's another animie style smilie / laughing eyes thing. Or just that you approve of something.

    Man, and people say learning English or Japanese is hard. Internet is way harder to learn... So many double meanings.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Members Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,005 Advanced user
    edited July 2005
    WWHHHEEEEEEEEEEE!! \^_^/

    Hey, it's not spam. That's what it means.
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  • AlienCowAlienCow Members Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769
    edited July 2005
    I use ^_^ a lot. I also use ^^ when I'm chatting to people on MSN and my statement refers to a point/question made further up the chat.

    edit: Is Barbra intentionally spelt like that? tounge.gif
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  • BlobbyBlobby Members Join Date: 2004-06-11 Member: 29234Posts: 255
    edited July 2005
  • StormLiongStormLiong Members Join Date: 2002-12-27 Member: 11569Posts: 564
    wikipedia owns you
    $:Can't I dream alone?
    £:That would not be a dream. It would just be compensating for reality.
    $:Then... where is my dream?
    £:It is the continuation of reality.
    $:Where is... my reality?
    £:It is at the end of your dream.
  • EMP_DemonEMP_Demon Nothing to see here. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-28 Member: 38754Posts: 340
    QUOTE (Wikipedia)
    <(^_^)>,(>^_^)>, etc.        Kirby, often repeated to indicate dancing.

    FTW. smile-fix.gif
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    QUOTE(Qomwak @ Jan 20 2007, 01:07 PM) »
    so i fi stand next to 2 dcs i get healed by all three of them?

    I prefer "EMP Demon" or "EMPDemon", but I go by "Duet" almost everywhere else so go right ahead and call me that if you want.
  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Posts: 7,216 Advanced user
    o/ waving
    o\ or /o scratching one's head, or a cyclop with a frown face
    /o\ despair
    \o/ joy
    <o/ _o> <o> dancing
    <o_/ \_o/ fencing
    >-<o jumping, diving
    _o7 saluting


    Holy crap I never laughed so hard at an emoticon until I saw _o7 for saluting.
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  • Nil_IQNil_IQ Members Join Date: 2003-04-15 Member: 15520Posts: 3,316 Advanced user
    The correct usage of ^^ is in fact as follows:

    ZERG RUSH, KEKEKE! ^____________^
    QUOTE (Gwahir @ Jun 2 2008, 06:30 PM) »
    QUOTE (Abra @ Jun 2 2008, 06:19 PM) »
    The day the word "danger" makes it into my dictionary, is the day the workplace related deaths exceeds the "workplace related death-to-oh my, magma is being pumped, awesome!"-ratio.

    I am disturbed by your obsession with pumping hot fluids.
  • HazeHaze O RLY? Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-07 Member: 18018Posts: 4,858
    _o7

    _o7

    _o7

    _o7 user posted image
    _o7

    _o7

    _o7

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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
    As a user of '^^' I can safely say the meaning is down to the person using it and the context it's used in.

    I only use it as a smiley (I used to use ^.^ and n.n but ^^ is quicker to type :p).

    Some people use it to indicate the line of text or post above them, HOWEVER they usually use more than one ^. So it's more like ^^^^^^.

    Any other use is just people being weird and making stuff up :p
  • AlienCowAlienCow Members Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769
    IBTL

    _o7
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Members Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835 Advanced user
    uh... no offence but there's no way that's a salute. The guy has his non-saluting hand sticking out and I can't think of anyone who does that.
    Instead it looks like swimming XD
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  • AlienCowAlienCow Members Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769
    Well I'm pretty sure the Nazis stuck a hand out. But they didn't do a normal salute at the same time unless it was a very special occasion. Like...Canada Day.

    _o7 _o7 _o7
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  • BrackharBrackhar Santa MonicaMembers, Constellation, Reinforced - Onos Join Date: 2003-10-26 Member: 22004Posts: 170
    The only time I ever use ^^ is in the context of ^^; which represents an anime sweat-drop emote.

    -Brackhar


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  • FlounderFlounder Members Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31656Posts: 177
    ()()//////D~~ (o)(o)

    ^ ^
  • SkySky Members Join Date: 2004-04-23 Member: 28131Posts: 3,666
    _o7 is now going to spread like a plague over these forums. I COMMAND IT.
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    I guess their slogan should be "with a Trojan, sex will last as long as the Trojan War, with only a fraction of the eroticism".
  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Members Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,005 Advanced user
    I still think that q_p looks like crying.
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  • SkySky Members Join Date: 2004-04-23 Member: 28131Posts: 3,666
    edited July 2005
    v_v

    is better, imo
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    QUOTE (Snidely)
    I guess their slogan should be "with a Trojan, sex will last as long as the Trojan War, with only a fraction of the eroticism".
  • Quantum_MooseQuantum_Moose Members Join Date: 2005-03-05 Member: 43643Posts: 318
    QUOTE (lolfighter @ Jul 1 2005, 11:47 AM)
    I still think that q_p looks like crying.

    ;_; pwnz your crying kthx.
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  • NecroNecro &lt;insert non-birthday-related title here&gt; Members Join Date: 2002-08-09 Member: 1118Posts: 3,051 Fully active user
    ^^ = what he said.
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  • OttoDestructOttoDestruct Members Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7790Posts: 3,226
    /={ }=\ The ****** emote. Needs more cowbell.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    ^^ = look up smile-fix.gif
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    I got a kick out of these:
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    OGC                            Man masturbating himself
    oec                            Man masturbating himself (lefthander)
    08>C                          Woman masturbating herself
  • MetalcatMetalcat Members Join Date: 2004-08-11 Member: 30528Posts: 1,321
    hahaha awesome find moultano
    im from www.denmark.dk woot in ya face :P
    i hate timezones

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  • RatonetwothreetwooneRatonetwothreetwoone Members Join Date: 2004-03-23 Member: 27504Posts: 1,831
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  • ElderwyrmElderwyrm Members Join Date: 2003-04-07 Member: 15296Posts: 618
    QUOTE (Flounder @ Jul 1 2005, 11:07 AM)
    ()()//////D~~ (o)(o)

    ^ ^

    I find that offensive and severly lacking in the ascii drawn booby department. ^ ^



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  • TresthTresth Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5602Posts: 351
    I use "^^" when I'm being sarcastic.

    ^^.
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