Hi, I’m Lenny Face
Hi, my name is Lenny Face. Welcome to my site. You can click on me and copy and paste 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 text emoticon that you can copy and paste in forums around the web. In-fact 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 of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) on the Internet today, that the face really mean lots of different things depending on which variation you choose.
Where did the Lenny text emoji 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 site.
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 emoticon was born. Other users in the thread seen
the text emoji ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) and become very excited! They began spamming the thread. Some made a copy of the emoji, others started 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 board, copying and pasting 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 Lenny using Unicode and was not aware that he could just copy and paste the emoji. Some redditors suggested that the emoji looked like Bob the builder! What do you think?
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 emoticon as the “le Palestine face.”
The emoji 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 the emoji 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 refereed 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.
Check out some Lame haters
Look at these yellow, lame looking text emoji’s imitators.
You’re going to look like a real gansta, replying to messages using these emojis. Not!
Don’t destroy your street cred.
Have, some self respect for-yourself , don’t be lazy and use the imitators..
and if you do use these emoji’s
Good luck trying to express yourself
These text emojis are so over-used they no longer mean anything.
you might as well be sending emoji’s like these, you would get the same reaction:
How to make a lenny face
You can simple choose the emoji variation you want above and click on copy and paste Lenny.
Or, if your not lazy..
Follow the steps below on this site to make a Lenny so its easy to do and more importantly easy to remember
Steps to Make a Lenny Face
- Step 1. Finding the Nums Lock Key
- Step 2. Create the left side of the head (
- Step 3. Create they eyebrow ( ͡
- Step 4. Create the eye ( ͡°.
- Step 5. Create they mouth ( ͡°͜
- Step 6. Create the nose ( ͡°͜ʖ.
- Step 7. Create the right eyebrow ( ͡°͜ʖ ͡
- Step 8. Create the right eye ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
- Step 9. Create the left side of the head ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Step 1. Finding the Nums Lock Key
Finding that Num Lock Key on your keyboard is really the hardest part of this tutorial!
Why is the Num Lock Key so important?
The Num Lock key enables and disables the numeric key pad on your keyboard. You need this feature enabled so you can create some
of the facial features.
Where is the Num Lock key?
On a standard keyboard the Num lock is located on the numeric keypad. I have highlighted the key in green in the image below
If you have a numeric keyboard on your laptop then the Num lock will be located in that area. But today most laptops don’t have an easy to see numeric pad.
Apple Mac number pad only functions as a number pad so it does not have a num lock key. Skip to the how to create lenny face on a Mac Below
Step 2. Creating the left side of the head (
Creating the left side of the head is very easy.
Command 1: All you need to do is press the shift key and the number 9 on your keyboard.
That was easy right. Their is no magic in creating the left and right side of lenny’s head. You can even see the symbol on your keyboard that looks like the left and right side of a lenny face.
Step 3. Creating the eyebrow
Command 2: Next let’s create the eybrow. First click the spacebar tab so that their will be space in between the side of the head and lenny’s eybrow
Command 3: Next type in the numbers 0361
Command 4: To make the numbers 0361 turn into an eyebrow hold down the Alt key and the X key together
Boom, the magic has happens and the Lenny’s eyebrow appears!
Step 4. Creating the eye( ͡°.
Next let’s create Lenny’s eye!
Command 5: Press B0 keys on your keyboard. Yu need to hold down the ALT key and the X key together to turn the numbers into Lenny’s eye! When you your done you will see the eye appear like the image below.
Don’t worry the dot you see in the middle is supposed to be there! Lets move to the next command.
Step 5. Create they mouth ( ͡°͜
Command 6: Once the space bar Is operated then try pressing 035c and hold down the ALT key and press the X key to turn the numbers into a smile!
Step 6. Create the nose ( ͡°͜ʖ.
Command 7: Type the numbers 0296 and hold down the ALT key and press the X key to so the numbers turn into the standard lenny nose
Step 7. Create the right eyebrow ( ͡°͜ʖ ͡
Command 8: Type 0396 and press Alt + x
Step 8. Create the right eye ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
Command 9: Type B0 and press ALT key and hold down the X key
Step 9. Create the left side of the head ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Command 10: To end it press shift + 0
Hurray! If you are reading this you have successfully created your first Unicode text based Lenny Face. If you can’t be bothered doing all that work then you can use the generator tool instead.
If you want to get your hands on a image version of lenny you can download a PNG image version from Wikipedia