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Old 19-08-2013, 13:39   #1
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Popcorn??

G'Day all,

This may seem ingenuous, but I really can't figure it out:

Exactly what do all of you posters who use the "popcorn" emoticon mean to be expressing by including it?

I personally don't use any of them because they seem ambiguous and pretty silly to me, but that one just baffles me.

Anyone take a try at explaining it, please?

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Old 19-08-2013, 13:46   #2
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It means they are just sitting there and enjoying the show.
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Old 19-08-2013, 13:46   #3
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just kidding...I think I know...and they wouldn't like the answer...
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G'Day all,

This may seem ingenuous, but I really can't figure it out:

Exactly what do all of you posters who use the "popcorn" emoticon mean to be expressing by including it?

I personally don't use any of them because they seem ambiguous and pretty silly to me, but that one just baffles me.

Anyone take a try at explaining it, please?

Cheers,

Jim

It implies they're going to sit back and watch the show. I think it's likely an American thing where we can't go to a movie without stuffing popcorn in our faces. I'm as guilty as any.
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Old 19-08-2013, 13:48   #5
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Hi Jim! The popcorn emoticon means that "I'm going to sit back and watch what will happen next, as I can't wait!"

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Personally I like these better:







But like everyone else said, it's a simple way of saying they're going to sit back and enjoy the show.
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Some of the threads lately have needed the big box.

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Anyone take a try at explaining it, please?
It means different things in different cultures. The US one is about showing you are aware that was has been said will have a predictable effect....and has likely been written for that reason!

The European version is somewhat ruder..........

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Re: Popcorn??

I thought it was just the crew on night watch eating their allowed dinner while standing up with their eyes wide open.

We are missing the "bus ride home" emoticon...

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David Overboard emoticon! Anyone going to rescue him?








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G'Day all,

This may seem ingenuous, but I really can't figure it out:

Exactly what do all of you posters who use the "popcorn" emoticon mean to be expressing by including it?

I personally don't use any of them because they seem ambiguous and pretty silly to me, but that one just baffles me.
I feel the same way! I have used a smile face before but once I used a smile with a tongue out and it turned it into the popcorn face when it posted. Then I was really confused.
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Re: Popcorn??

Sometimes it is just a sign for "troll in training".

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I feel the same way! I have used a smile face before but once I used a smile with a tongue out and it turned it into the popcorn face when it posted. Then I was really confused.
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Awww man... Look what you did to my perfectly fine post! I will accept that flower...
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