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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons iOS devices
I stumbled upon this while dictating a text message to my daughter. You can use Siri on iPhone 4s to dictate emoticons in your text! I even tested this in the Notes app, so very likely this will work anywhere text can be dictated. Here are the basic ones I was able to use.
  • :-) = 'Smiley face.'
  • ;-) = 'Winky face.'
  • :-( = 'Sad Face.'
Can anyone determine any others? I wasn't able to get 'Tongue Face' to work.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. Hopefully Siri will never learn LOL-speech.]
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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons
Authored by: mr_yellow on Dec 05, '11 07:56:17AM

"frowny face" also works to give you :-(



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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons
Authored by: flutterbird on Dec 05, '11 08:50:07AM

Maybe this has already been mentioned...? But if you 'say' the Smiley face that you want Siri to use, 'she' will also create it that way. Found here: http://wp.me/p1UUI0-2p



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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons
Authored by: imaldonado on Dec 05, '11 11:37:03PM

You can also say "frowny face" for the sad face one which I think is adorable...



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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons
Authored by: gopes on Dec 06, '11 06:51:13AM

Unfortunately for those who would prefer a feature/ability not exist that they don't have to use in the first place, Siri (/Nuance Dictate) already supports/recognizes at least some of the more common abbreviations, like LOL, LMAO, BRB, and BBQ (which could also be barbecue, anyway).

Back to emoticons, since Siri doesn't recognize things like "kiss face", you can still use them by speaking the punctuation, like "colon hyphen asterisk" for the :-* kiss face, or "colon hyphen cap P" for :-P (saying "cap" before a word or letter capitalizes it). The only thing to watch out for, when dictating a smilie after a word, is that speaking a colon after a word will /not/ insert a space between the word and the colon, as there isn't supposed to be in normal writing. I haven't been able to get the "space bar" command to work, which is what turns a hyphenated word into two separate words.



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iOS 5: Use Siri to dictate emoticons
Authored by: robogobo on Dec 11, '11 12:18:22PM

"[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. Hopefully Siri will never learn LOL-speech.]"

LOL

sorry couldn't resist.



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