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Smiley vs. smiley

For my first WebGrepper request, I wanted to pick something universal, yet difficult to "grep" as these characters inevitably end up having special meaning and involve complex escape codes - I'm especially interested in how well the Kannada letter used in the third example. This is fun! Thanks Blekko! You're the coolest.



grep pattern Number of Urls Number of Domains
-the classic sideways smiley
34,054,370 1,581,904
-upright smiley, more popular in Asia
3,712,131 321,683
-the look of disapproval
67,865 11,687

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