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When people talk about Japanese emoticons they usually use words like kaomoji, emoji or just Japanese emoticons to describe them but what’s the difference and what do these words mean? “Japanese Emoticons” is a pretty broad term and doesn’t really mean anything. Both kaomoji and emoji are Japanese emoticons since they’re both different types of emoticons that came from Japan.
Movember, which takes place during the month of November is when people from all over the world band together and raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Men grow a “Mo” which is slang for moustache for 30 days to become walking and talking advertisements for men’s health causes. Men who support Movember are known as Mo Bros. They start the month clean shaven and grow and groom their moustache throughout the month raising money along the way. Women can also participate in Movember as Mo Sistas and help raise awareness as well. So this month, in order to show support for Movember you can use some of the moustache emoticons from this website and even make up some of your own. You can easily add ┏ and ┓ to the sides of the mouth of any other Japanese emoticon in order to give it sort of a droopy looking moustache. There are also other types of moustaches you can see in emoticons like ( ˇ෴ˇ ) or (•̴̑⁎̵̭•̴̆). If you’d like to register for Movember and get more involved you can visit Movember.com and if any of you create any really awesome Japanese emoticons with moustaches please share them in the comments. I’ll get them added to the site and other people can use them as well.