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I created smiley for happy, sad and neutral event. Any suggestion for sarcasm?

Here is the image for above three expression:




Can someone suggest an icon for sarcasm?

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rolled eyes with a half-smile? –  Lauren Ipsum Mar 7 '14 at 11:13
:-P ? It's available everywhere, at least. –  Vincent Mar 7 '14 at 11:34
related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation There have been tries to propose a generally-understood sarcasm interpunction mark. –  Vincent Mar 7 '14 at 15:56

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I dont see sarcasm in any icon provided.

By the wiki "Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt."

I would use a tongue on the first image which smile I would change to a one similar to the image below - for me it is very sarcastic...


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I would sum that up as an elongated tongue with a mischievous facial expression. The traditional emoticons with tongues out tend to represent cheeky rather than sarcastic. I think this is a good idea, and it will need subtle and simple characteristics to be sure to represent sarcastic rather than cheeky, and I think the exxxtra long tongue is important as well as an almost smile rather than a grin. Also, the eyebrows seem to help convey the sarcasm. –  DumbNic Mar 7 '14 at 12:29
After looking at it again, and covering the eyebrows, I think they are the important element here. Without them he just looks cheeky. –  DumbNic Mar 8 '14 at 12:22
@Dominic yes, I agreee. Sarcasm is not a "simple" emotion which we can express and illustrate by lips and eyes outline... –  Ilan Mar 8 '14 at 12:34

To stay within your existing theme, I'd probably just use a slanted mouth.

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Anything more would necessitate rethinking the other icons as well in order to add a bit more definition overall. I think the tongue out is a good idea, but using that for "sarcasm" would add a level of detail not present in the icons you already have.

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