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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

use Smileys ..... Smile at people and be cheerful !!

In this beautiful World, people use ‘smileys’ in almost all their communication – there are some who do not smile !! A smiley (sometimes simply called a happy or smiling face) is a stylized representation of a smiling humanoid face, an important part of popular culture. The classic form designed in 1963 comprises a yellow circle with two black dots representing eyes and a black arc representing the mouth.  Heard somewhere - "If you see someone without a smile today,  give them yours" …… a smile [sirippu] costs nothing, yet could change the way people look at you. 

Here is the immortal words of Thiruvalluvar …..
முகத்தான் அமர்ந்தின்து நோக்கி அகத்தானாம்
இன்சொலினதே அறம்.

Meaning : முகம் மலர நோக்கி, அகம் மலர இனிய சொற்களைக் கூறுவதே அறவழியில் அமைந்த பண்பாகும்.   The sweet speech, coming from the heart with pleasant indisposition and sweet looks – is considered real virtue. 

A smile is not simply the facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. It is the display of one’s happiness and attitude.   In the civil society, smile is considered to be an expression denoting pleasure, sociability, happiness, or amusement.

About a couple of years ago, a study in NewsOnline stated that the average adult manages just seven smiles a day – and at least one is probably false  !!!  It found even the most cheerful of us smile only 11 times a day, while the grumpiest produce just one. The poll of 2,000 adults found the 51 per cent of us who admit to a daily false smile reserve it for our bosses. Despite our relative unwillingness to smile, we love receiving them. The study found nearly a quarter of us revel in a smile from a lover, and around a fifth in one from our children or another family member.

The study further states - sometimes, we just can’t help smiling. One in five of those polled for the toothpaste company BlanX admitted they had smiled inappropriately at a funeral, and almost half during a heated argument. BlanX spokesperson said: 'When our lover flashes us a big, bright white, toothy smile it just melts our hearts, our research has found.  'We love smiles from our kids and family too but it is when the one we love breaks out into a smile that we just can’t help but get all gooey.

'We don’t smile as much as we thought the UK would, an average of seven and a half times each every day. That’s not a lot when you think about how many people we come in contact with every day.  'The one thing that did come out of the survey though, is that a genuine, big smile from someone we care about has the power to transform our day no matter what kind of mood we are in.'  If this is UK way, is India any different or do you think Indians are better in smiling ?

‘Siri’  is an application for Apple Inc.'s iOS which works as a personal assistant and knowledge navigator. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. The name Siri is Scandinavian, a short form of the Norse name Sigrid meaning "beauty" and "victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

10th Feb 2015.

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