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What's the Mr. Green emoticon used for?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by emu!, May 12, 2008.

  1. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

    I think I am using the Mr. Green emoticon wrong. I use him the same way I use the Smiley face emoticon. But now that I think about it, Mr. Green is probably more used as a sarcasm identifier, while Smiley face is more of a friendly gesture identifier.

    Any thoughts on this? Or, am I being too anal?:D :) :confused:
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2003
    Don't overthink things. It's just a big grin, that's all.
  3. drewsblues

    drewsblues Tele-Holic

    Apr 30, 2008
    Southern California
    I always figured Mr. Green was intended to indicate that you were envious of somebody. As in:

    Joe: "Check out this sweet, mint, '62 Tele I found in grandma's attic!"

    Bob: "Lucky! :D"

    Bob is indicating that he is, as the saying goes, "green with envy."

    Or it could just be another in a big list of funky smiling emoticons. ;)
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  5. chet

    chet Banned

    Aug 30, 2004
    The Jersey Shore
    "Mr. Green" is for when you're trying to be sarcastic. There's 3 smilies for different stages of "Happy".
  6. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Is there an emoticon for "I just sat in something wet, but I'm not going to let it ruin my day"?
  7. Doug Ferguson

    Doug Ferguson Friend of Leo's

    Jan 3, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah, that's how I think of him as well. Just a big ol' cheesy grin. :D
  8. I think mr. green is for when you say something kinda cutting or snarky to a fellow member that maybe doesn't know you so well; green kinda takes the edge off, and makes everything ok.

    Saying something slathered in sarcasm or remote humor? Use these guys::rolleyes:
    :rolleyes: :eek:
  9. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 13, 2004
    Garden City, KS
    Meeeee Toooooo.
  10. beach bob

    beach bob Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2008
    South Florida
    +1, again. To me, Mr Green just means a big grin. As in, I am happy, even if nobody reading my post is :D

    See, like that! ;)
  11. jhundt

    jhundt Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 23, 2003
    gotta love those... what do you call 'em again?... "emoticons"... that's it. I guess it's just my age and lack of interest in the digital world, but those things just get in the way as far as I can see. In fact, I can't even figure out how you put them in a message, and I am quite happy in my ignorance.
  12. Guitar_Ninja

    Guitar_Ninja Friend of Leo's

    I feel the same way about fire. :D
  13. I resist them when I can.

    But people seem to like them, and I sense are more likely to read a post with a little something.

    A Tele is better:

  14. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

    What the hell are you people talking about?
    Mr. Green isn't an emoticon....he's the guy who runs this place.
  15. Whisperer

    Whisperer Tele-Meister

    Mar 2, 2008

    :D :D :D :D
  16. J-man

    J-man Super Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    North Wales
    Admin Post
    Yep - I always just assumed it was a big cheesy grin.
  17. Grin'n'pick

    Grin'n'pick Friend of Leo's

    Like drewsblues I always thought it denoted envy (why else would it be green?) but in a friendly banterish way. I've used it for that several times, would hate to think people thought I was being sarcastic.
  18. teleman65

    teleman65 Tele-Holic

    Jun 22, 2006
    That's how I've always used it. I hope nobody misinterpreted my comment because I used :D instead of :D maybe i should just use :D
  19. Tim Armstrong

    Tim Armstrong Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 5, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Admin Post
    I use it a lot, and think of it as more than just a grin, kind of a grin with cheese...


    Cheers, Tim
  20. Derek S

    Derek S Former Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Mr. Green is a friendly version of :p :D Sarcastic is this :rolleyes::D
  21. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity

    :D :confused: ;) :rolleyes:

    Emotional turmoil.
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