This is my most despised emoticon.
I can never tell what it means. Here’s some ways I’ve seen it used, with as much context as I can give it to make sense.
Sometimes it’s clearly positive like:
“Super wacky fun time!! Woooooo!!!!! =P My tongue is hanging out because that’s what happens in super wackkkky fun time!!.”
and sometimes pretty clearly negative like:
Why didn’t you invite me to your party, Chris. =P. I am quite angry about this and I’m sticking my tongue out at you.
or subtly different:
Why didn’t you invite me to your party, Chris. Just kidding!!! Passive aggressive tongue!!! =P
or the definitely negative:
Uhmmm, nice try at building a CSS framework butt chump. =P
or the just straight up confusing:
Hey Chris =P
Is it just me? While I kinda like emoticons in general, I avoid this one because it’s seemingly so ambiguous. I worry someone will think I’m mad at them when I’m going for “wacky.”