Break out the lambrini, it's the emoticon's 25th birthday today

scott%20fahlan.jpgEmoticons. Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny you’ve used them at least once, even if it was ironically. Can you believe they were first documented 25 years ago? I bet all the ­čÖé and even the ­čÖü are out on the town today, boozing hard and fast, falling in and out of nightclubs as they celebrate their 25th birthday. Expect to see some very hung-over emoticons online tomorrow…

Apparently in a forum discussion on September 19th, 1982 (I didn’t even think the ‘tinternet was around then for civillians, let alone had ‘forums’)…