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If you copy and paste....

(16 Posts)
jinglbellsfrocks Mon 20-Oct-14 21:49:40

...a Gransnet emoticon into the Google search box, it comes up as the word you have to type to get that emoticon. How does that work?

I find that strangely exciting.

shysal Tue 21-Oct-14 07:36:49

Why did you even try it jingle? confused

Grannyknot Tue 21-Oct-14 07:44:51

I would imagine that it is because the Google search engine doesn't "read" images, therefore it decodes it and translates it into text.

I watched the film "Jobs" the other night. The life and times if the young Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers. Modern history in the making. I found that strangely exciting.

Pittcity Tue 21-Oct-14 09:35:35

Type "Your name meme" into Google and look at the image tab.

Mine was "Caroline meme" and I got Sean Bean!

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 09:46:44

I can't remember what made me do it Shysal! I really can't. I'm glad I did though, even though I know son-who-knows-everything would give me a simple explanation. hmm

But how does it decode it Grannyknot? Does it, I mean they, know about Gransnet? confused I think it's amazing.

Pittcity Tue 21-Oct-14 09:50:51

Google is magic jingl

Try typing "do a barrel roll" into the search box!!

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 09:53:25

OMG!!! I feel woozy now! grin

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 09:54:07

Got to email that one to my grandsons. smile

Pittcity Tue 21-Oct-14 09:57:11

There are loads jingl

"Tilt" is good to use after a heavy night!!

You can even use it as a timer "Timer 3 minutes".

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 10:06:57

I've left the 'puter on that one and shouted "does this computer look right you?" to DH. Will pop out now and leave him to it. smile

posie Tue 21-Oct-14 10:55:12

jingle grin

Grannyknot Tue 21-Oct-14 12:00:43

jingle it's not only gransnet that uses these emoticons! Just like when you type square bracket left-hand-side s m i l e square bracket right-handside and the 'puter makes that into a smiley face - only different.

Get with the programme! grin

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 12:44:00

Mine doesn't make that into a smiley face (apart from on GN)

What programme???! confused What am I missing?!!

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 21-Oct-14 12:46:02


You made the emoticons up, didn't you? Or Geraldine did.

Grannyknot Tue 21-Oct-14 15:52:08

jingle it means [patient face emotion] "keep up!" grin

Grannyknot Tue 21-Oct-14 15:52:52

emotion shd be emoticon, of course.