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The 'Hmm' Emoticon

(18 Posts)
Marmight Thu 31-Jul-14 08:37:17

What is up with hmm emoticon? Is it supposed to signify something? I am very slow on the uptake these days ! hmm

Anne58 Thu 31-Jul-14 08:46:13

I think people use it in different ways Marmight some use to indicate suspicion, in a sort of "oh really?" way. Can't say I use it much though.

glammanana Thu 31-Jul-14 12:35:33

I use it as a sort of "why did I do that emotion" hmm

AlieOxon Thu 31-Jul-14 13:02:38

I'd use it as an 'Oh yeah?'

Crafting Thu 31-Jul-14 20:51:21

I use it as puzzled although I suppose confused might be a better one to use for that

Ana Thu 31-Jul-14 20:55:38

I sometimes use it as in 'I can't believe you just said that!'

rosequartz Thu 31-Jul-14 20:57:27

I think it's 'well, I'm not sure about that'

rosesarered Fri 01-Aug-14 12:47:34

It seems to be all things to all people! hmm

Elegran Fri 01-Aug-14 12:56:33

Useful for when you would like to add a comment but can't quite get your head round one.

rosequartz Fri 01-Aug-14 20:09:54

I should include it every time then, Elegran hmm

rosequartz Fri 01-Aug-14 20:11:34

Marmight Sun 03-Aug-14 07:15:07

My original post was questioning why the hmm emoticon was coming out not as a little face with a quizzical expression, but as an envelope!! Obviously there had been a technical hiccup for a few days. Perhaps it was only I who had experienced this problem? It has now reverted to its usual form! hmmconfused

rosequartz Sun 03-Aug-14 12:56:40

Oh!! I missed that Marmight. hmm

soontobe Thu 04-Dec-14 20:24:27

Any chance of a "sceptical" emotion?
I think I am right in saying that they have it on mumsnet.

Or am I getting confused with the "hmm" emotion?

Ana Thu 04-Dec-14 21:02:16

You can use hmm for scepticism, soontobe. It has many uses!

soontobe Thu 04-Dec-14 21:11:58

hmm! smile

I think that there are subtle differences.

hmm is harsher than [sceptical]

[sceptical] often relates to the idea, whereas hmm relates more to the person, and can imply that the person is being a bit of a fruit loop.

absent Fri 05-Dec-14 00:17:03


soontobe Fri 05-Dec-14 07:29:06

tchhmm !