Emoticons for Yahoo messenger
"Emoticons" is a word created from the combination of the words emotion and icon. They are smiley face type icons that express emotions.
These are graphic icons that you can use in Yahoo messenger by entering a keyboard shortcut combination.
Some of these keyboard shortcuts will work in other instant messaging programs like Yahoo Messenger, Microsoft's MSN Messenger program, Skype, Gtalk and other instant messaging software by entering a keyboard shortcut combination, often the keyboard combo is the same in the various messaging applications and many are based on combinations used in e-mail and sms messaging before graphics were available and can still be used for that purpose.