Lenny faces
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What does lenny faces mean? How to use it?

What does Lenny’s face mean?

Lenny face (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) is a popular emotion which is also called Deg Deg. This emoticon shot to fame in 2012. With its growing popularity, it is now the most loved Unicode emoticon available in the market. Further, Lenny’s face gives the user’s ability to experiment with it. Meaning the users can combine the Lenny face with other emoticons so that users can come up with its very own unique smiley.  These set of smileys acts as a great option if the users want to paste an emoticon in steam, 4chan, blogs, and forums. You can use this website to make lenny faces yourself. It’s kind of interesting and fun.

Origin

The origin of the emotion was first spotted at 8:45 am in a Finnish image board Yilauta. The data was available at18th of November 2012.  Lenny face ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) was used in a thread that had a comment that whether the administrator should have a change of settings in their spam detector. An anonymous user commented that he felt irritated when he saw such stickied threads. After sometime another user commented that the thread was directly from the heavens. As soon as this comment was posted other users started derailing the thread with derivatives of emoticon and this continued for three straight days.

Spread

This comment became viral and Lenny face ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) was posted sports board and video game board of 4chan’s. The developers of the boards were quick to respond and they banned the accounts of the users who have spammed the boards with these emoticons. Furthermore, a screenshot was provided by Funny junk about the bans and that had a screenshot 101,000 views and 3900 points.

A user from the Reddit submitted a post titled as “so I guess this is the thing now “to the board in 4chans.  At about 3 pm EST another Reddit user commented on the post saying that the penny face ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) looks like Bob the bolder from the television series. Reddit users of Israel commented that Lenny’s face looks like the face of the le Palestine

After this spread the world of the Warcraft forums had a post of the Lenny face titled as “he shares of the casuals ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)”.  This happened on November 18th and by 19th of November, there was the dedicated video of this emoticon uploaded the cubed goat. Cube goat uploaded two videos the first video was titled as  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) and the second was titled as fresh ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).  both these videos portrayed the various versions of the emotion with background theme music of a 90’s sitcom known as The fresh prince of Bel Air. According to the latest reports from YouTub,e there have been 1450 searches of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Popularity

As of now, there have been various threads of the emoticons gaming forums and IGN (Video gaming forum). In addition, there were threads about this emoticon on yahoo answers, twitter, Tumblr. Furthermore, there are 150 Facebook pages containing the Lenny face ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). One of the largest fan page that was created on the Facebook page contained 4120 likes. After this huge popularity, lots of the new website arrived.