Kaomoji (顔文字) is a popular Japanese emoticon style made up of Japanese characters and grammar punctuations, and are used to express emotion in texting and cyber communication. The word kaomoji is also synonymous to be referred to as Japanese emoticons . This concept is formed by the combination of two words in Kanji, “kao” (顔 – “face”) and “moji” (文字 – “character”).
Shocked and surprised. This smiley face is looking on with awe, he can't stop his gasping as if to say "OMG!". Use this emoticon for when you're stunned and speechless due to something. It has 3 more facebook chat shortcuts as well, they are :o , :-O and :-o . We find :o to be the easiest one to use whilst chatting.