What does the :rolleyes: smiley mean to you?

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What does the :rolleyes: smiley mean to you?

Post by dumpydooby » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:40 pm

I've noticed that foreign folks (and by foreign I mean non-US) will often use the "rolleyes" smiley to seemingly indicate coyness, humility, or sometimes just in lieu of a good old happy face.

Particularly in our culture, the "rolleyes" gesture is used to indicate accusatory frustration, condescension, and and just plain ol' discontent. It's not a passive gesture like a sigh. It's very directed, like sticking your middle finger up at someone. We view it at being quite rude actually.


It used to weird me out when someone would come to a thread, ask for help, and then seemingly roll his eyes at someone with an enthusiastic "Thanks for helping!" I thought it was sarcasm at first, but I've come to realize that the smiley is just interpreted differently in other cultures.


So what does it mean in your culture? :rolleyes:

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:26 pm

How dare! you! roll youre eyes at me :P

I guess it means "OH NO! here we go AGAIN!"

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:31 pm

Means the same damn thing to me...

Like WHATEVER!!! <---- :P

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:50 pm

I've noticed this lately with the raspberry (:P) as well. Here, sticking one's tongue out is seen as a childish gesture of superiority. I'm not sure how other cultures view it.

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Post by beats » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:39 pm

In the Netherlands, it means exactly the same as in the US of A. :o

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Post by mooms » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:55 pm

same here in France. :lol:

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Post by ccl0 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:57 pm

roll eyes is sometimes followed by a sarcastic remark

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Post by ricktendo64 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:03 pm

I use :P when Im want to say "Just Kidding"

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Post by eksasol » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:39 pm

I have some addons installed that made the images in this forum doesn't work.

Instead of smilies I see it written out as words. So I often see in the end of each sentences: very happy, smile, wink, razz, laughing, cyring or very sad, evil or very mad, etc

I just disabled Adblocks, NoScript and enable links referring, but it didn't help. It's funnier to read the emotions anyway.

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Post by crashfly » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:39 pm

I see a "rolling of the eyes" more as the person does not care about the comment made or something more on the lines of "I really do not care." It *can* be used to display sarcasm, but really, it depends on the context the 'eye rolling' is shown with.
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Post by okto » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:59 pm

I don't find people In Turkmenistan to roll their eyes like that, except for those who find use for it, almost no one does. Those who do, use it as a mute sign to show the trajectory of something going from bottom to top. I personally use this gesture but rarely to state the following:
"Yes, sure" or "As you say/wish." (Sarcastic?)
"You are going to fail it, again." (When someone makes a constant attempt at something but fails to accomplish the task)
"I don't know what you are talking about." (I actually do)
"Pfft" (Smart South Pole)
"Thanks for nothing"
I also use it in situations when I can't be bothered even thinking about what was said or done or when I'm being annoyed.
eksasol wrote:I have some addons installed that made the images in this forum doesn't work.

Instead of smilies I see it written out as words. So I often see in the end of each sentences: very happy, smile, wink, razz, laughing, cyring or very sad, evil or very mad, etc

I just disabled Adblocks, NoScript and enable links referring, but it didn't help. It's funnier to read the emotions anyway.
Tried?
Your forum Profile>Preferences>Always enable Smilies (Yes)

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Post by Siginet » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:35 pm

Actually it depends on the context it is used.

For instance.

"Thank You! :rolleyes: "
To me this would represent... Thanks... for nothing. Cause I don't really understand what the hell you just said.

Or How About:

"Woops... I'm an idiot... sorry it was a bug on my end. I was blaming it on your program but I just figured out I clicked on the wrong button. :rolleyes: "

This to me shows the person feels bad about a mistake and is rolling their eyes because they feel childish.

The thing is we have to be carefull how we read anything on the internet for this very reason. So many things can and will be interpreted in different ways. Just because of different cultures, lazy typing, people who try to read between the lines and so on. Basically what people need to do is not take anything too personal online. Because usually its not as bad as you read. when you read too much between the lines you can interperet just about any thread as evil. :twisted:
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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:12 am

Siginet is the devil!!! The power of Christ commands you!!!

(no offense to anyone) :D
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:18 am

Perhaps more appropriate:
  • "The power of :rolleyes: compels you!"
The book was disturbing but good. I haven't seen the movie (NSFW link) from start to finish yet.

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:31 am

LOL!

Off topic, but what's NSFW mean?
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:39 am

It's a warning, meaning "Not Suitable For Work;" in this case for language.

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:40 am

Oh okay! Thanks for the education.

Off topic once again, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" (movie) was disturbing as well!
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Post by okto » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:31 pm

[repeated lines]
Father Merrin, Father Damien Karras: The Power of Christ compels you!
Demon: Lick me, lick me!

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