2007-05-18

Squirrel

Yesterday i discovered (with some help ;-) the latest hidden emoticon:

(heidy) = (heidy)

And for those who are new to Skype, here are the other hidden ones:

(mooning) = (mooning)

(finger) = (finger)

(bandit) = (bandit)

(drunk) = (drunk)

(smoking) = (ci)

(toivo) = (toivo)

(rock) = (rock)

(banghead) = (headbang)

(hrv) = (poolparty)

(swear) = (swear)

(bug) = (bug)

(heidy) = (fubar)

(tmi) = (tmi)

Some explanations:
(toivo) = Toivo Annus is the name of a former Skype Staff member. He was head of engineering. His "signature" on the Skype Forum was "Dog ate my headset"!

(heidy) = is probably also a Skype Staff member or at least somebody related with Skype. I found this phrase on the Skype Blogs: "I just got off a video test call from a Lufthansa flight over the Atlantic on Boeing Connexion wifi service. I saw Heidy waving to me from the cafeteria in Tallinn."

(kate) = is an alternative to a known and shown emoticon. Try it! But who is this? There was a Skype Staff member called Kate. You can find her 3 posts under the Skype Forum name "Skype-Kate_"

(london) = is also an alternative to a known and shown emoticon. Quite funny!

48 comments:

Martin said...

There is another emoticon (poolparty), but you better dont ask about the reason for this one ;)

Jean Mercier said...

Hey Martin,
I know it, but perhaps YOU know the reason and could tell us what you know ;-)

matteo said...

Try also (flag:it) (flag:de) etc

Jean Mercier said...

Matteo,

Thanks for the hint, probably some readers don't know it, but indeed country flags are already available since several months as "hidden emoticons".

Indeed (flag:be), (flag:br), (flag:us), etc. are available in your chats.

m said...

wow!! this is so cool....love using sm of em on my skype chats..esp the bandit , swear and the rock one.....gr8888
thnksss

Nakamura said...

thanks for the squirrel smiley :D :D

Anonymous said...

You also forgot about MySpace...

(myspace)

Jean Mercier said...

The (myspace) was added months later compared to my original blogpost.

Thanks anyway to mention it.

centraL said...

Heidy is the office manager of the Tallinn quarters

Jean Mercier said...

Hello Central,

Thanks for confirming my suspicion that Heidy is a Skype staff :-)

crystalgaz said...

i think i love youuu yooohooo, you just maked my Skype be more cool... thanks

Jean Mercier said...

Hola Crystal Gaz,

Muchas gracias por el comentario.

Estoy sorprendido y feliz que este blogpost es el que tiene mas suceso, si cuento la cantidad de comentarios que recibĂ­!

:-)

Cesar Castro said...

What about Skype 4, are there any new hidden emoticons for this new version?

Thanks in advance

Alx said...

Hi Jean - thanks for all the background info on the emoticoms - do you know whom to contact re. a wrong flag icon? The Democratic Republic of Congo's actual flag is a light blue back with a yellow-red-yellow diagonal slash (from bottom left corner to top right corner) and 5-pointed star in the top left corner.
Cheers, Alx.

Jean Mercier said...

Hello Alx,

In my version of Skype (4.1.0.179) the flag of the RD Congo (flag:cd) is the right one. It could be that the version you use is an older one. You should know that the icons and emoticions are hidden inside the client. Therefore, if you have an old version, flags don't get updated.

Anyway thanks for the remark.

Anonymous said...

ever tried (myspace) ? ;)

Peter said...

Yes, this is really cool! And... Skype needs an emoticon for wine. There is beer, mixed drinks, but no wine :-(.

Anybody there taking requests?

Anonymous said...

I propose to add an icon for the spanish torero (bullfighter)

Anonymous said...

Cool this new skype stuff r amazingly good xD anyways the (bullfighter) unfortunately it doesnt work iff there is any more plz tell us :)


regards.
Anonymous lol....
SECRET@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

Jean Mercier said...

Thanks for your funny comment
Anonymous lol....
SECRET@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

No, i don't know any more new ones ... although there is (myspace)

clive said...

Hey Jean, awesome with the flags but what is the emoticon for the South African flag??

Jean Mercier said...

Hello Clive,

(flag:ZA)

Enjoy!

Peter said...

Actually, heidy is from heidi fleiss, the famous porn star that was take blowjob from the actor Hugh grant, that's why (heidy) is using to sow "blowjob: ;)

Jean Mercier said...

I dont believe a word of it Peter, but nice explanation anyway :-)

Anonymous said...

A flag for Pitcairn but no flag for the Isle of Man...and the Isle of Man has one of the world's coolest flags too! Oh well...

Anonymous said...

Heidi Fleiss was a Hollywood madam, it was Devine Brown with Hugh Grant.

Cualquiers! said...

very good, and useful!! thx!

Anonymous said...

umm iam new to this can you tell me how to use these

Anonymous said...

(e) is a letter

Jean Mercier said...

Thanks for the (e), and you can also try (tumbleweed) and (punch)

Len Len said...

what is the emoticon for the flag of Antigua and Barduda?

Jean Mercier said...

(flag:ag)

Anonymous said...

Wow, my name is also Heidy, feels like a present!!! Thanks Skype team!

Jean Mercier said...

You are welcome Heidy, and yes, thank you to these guys @ Skype! (I am not Skype staff).

Jean Mercier said...

You are welcome Heidy, and yes, thank you to these guys @ Skype! (I am not Skype staff).

mibmob said...

Usefull list here..... http://factoryjoe.com/projects/emoticons/

Kimberley Carter said...

(london) should be (manchester) much more accurate!

Jean Mercier said...

Eh Kimberley, it could also be (Brussels) or (Ghent) ;-)

Kimberley Carter said...

Thanks Jean! I'll be sure pack my brolly if I ever visit!

GRFrank said...

For the flag of Rwanda, please?

Jean Mercier said...

(flag:rw)

paul said...

On a Mac you can go into package contents of the program, Resources / Emoticons, then show package contents of Animated Emoticons.SkypeEmoticonset. In there is Emoticons.plist, and you can remove the xml that hides certain icons (do a find/replace all in textedit), and even create new emoticons (save a gif and png under a subsequent numbered name in the same package content folder, adding the appropriate xml by copying and pasting toward the end of the .plist, then editing to match your new filenames) Of course you have to have your other contacts add the same files in their application contents... they can just copy the files you send them into the same location and restart Skype. Pretty neat trick that actually isn't too hard to do!

Jean Mercier said...

Thanks for the trick Paul! You have the same name as one of my brothers who is also a Mac user!

paul said...

I updated skype and they no longer use xml in their plist... effectively making it harder to customize like I mentioned earlier, sorry

Stoned Silly said...

(phone) (call) (hollest)(clock)

Stoned Silly said...

(u) broken heart

Stoned Silly said...

clapper board, like they use to mark scenes in a movie (~)

Jean Mercier said...

Thanks for completing the list Stoned Silly ... the Hollest and the Phone I didn't know!