Hi, I’m Lenny face. Welcome to my website. You can copy and past me into modern communication apps such as your smartphone text messages or paste me on the web into social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. I’m a really popular emoji used in forums around the web. Infact I was first seen in a forum.
What does the Lenny face mean?
Overtime, ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) has come to be recognized as an emoji that conveys the emotion of a mischievous mood or sometimes implies sexual innuendo. There are so many variations on the Lenny Face emoji’s on the Internet today, that LennyFace can really mean lots of different things depending on which variation you choose.
Where did the Lenny face come from?
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) First Appears on Ylilauta.com
The first appearance of Lenny was posted to a finish forum called Ylilauta.com on the 18th of November 2012. Unfortunately the post no longer exists. This was the original post location was here
but unfortunately the post now redirects to the main internal category of the website.
Why was Lenny Created?
The administrators of the Ylilauta.com forum asked if they should change the settings on their spam detector. This was because users of the forum were complaining about seeing too many posts in forum threads.
One anonymous user decided to respond to the administrators question by saying “this thread is leaking from the heavens” followed by the first ever time the emoji ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) was seen.
A new emoji was born. Other users in the thread seen
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) and become very excited! They began spamming the thread by posting variations they had learned to create of the emoji with different types of eyes and mouth. This playful spamming and creativity continued for over 3 days!
How did Lenny Face become so popular?
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Appears on 4chan
By the end of the first day ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) started to appear on one of the largest forums on the internet called 4chan. 4chan users went crazy! They also got really excited and started spamming the boards with the emoji and variations of the emoji they had created. The spamming got so bad that numerous 4chan users were eventually banned for their bad behavior!
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Appears on Reddit
Next a Redditor posted a reddit a post titled “So I guess this is a thing now?” The Redditor posted an image of Lenny from the 4chan forum. Our guess is he had to post an image because he did not know how to create it using Unicode. Some redditors suggested that the emoji looked like Bob the builder! What do you think?
IMAGE HERE OF BOB THE BUILDER AND LENNY
Lenny Spreads all over the internet!
Later that day for some crazy reason 4chan users had invaded Reddit’s Isreal sub-reddit, spamming the sub-reddit with ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) , it got so bad that some redditors started to refer to the emoji as the “le Palestine face.”
Lenny Face quickly spread to games forums, Yahoo, Tumbler and Facebook. Within 3 days, Lenny had gone viral
Why is ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) called a Lenny face?
We cannot know for sure exactly how Lenny face got his name. Someone got their voice reader to read ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) and the voice said Deg Deg. A user mentioned this in a post as a possible name. Some people say a thread was started in a Reddit forum to name the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) emoji.
Evidence seems to point to members of the 4chan community coming up with the name for Lenny almost accidentally! Let’s just say 4chan members viewed reddit members as being a big silly or clueless. 4chan members refered to reddit members with ‘le’. This is because redditors were so into comics in 2012. Most of these comics were prefixed with the word “le”. It was an inside joke in the 4 chan community.
When new people visited 4chan and asked what was the face called. 4chan members began to tease newbies who asked what the
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) emoji name was called. They replied saying the name was called “le” lenny! That’s how Lenny’s name was born. It was sarcastic joke that stuck.
How do you do the Lenny face alt code?
- First of all, make sure you turn on the NumLock.
- Press & Hold the Alt Key.
- Type the Alt Code value of the degrees symbol 0176 on the Numeric Pad.
- Release the Alt Key and got a ° Degree Symbol.