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22nd Aug '16 7:02:40 AM AnotherDuck
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* Most Swedes smile without showing their teeth, and doing so is seen as a little intimidating. Apparently, "only crazy people or Americans smile a lot with their teeth."



* Some people just can't stop grinning as an unconscious reaction to stress, hence why many scoldings include "wipe that smile off your face". Needless to say, this causes misunderstandings.
** This is also the most common reason for {{Corpsing}}, which usually starts as an inappropriate for the situation grin and spirals into laughter.
20th Aug '16 4:19:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Once when {{Garfield}} was on a diet and he was grumpy about it, Jon kept urging him to smile. Garfield finally agreed...and grabbed the corners of his mouth and twisted them upward into a "smile", while still flashing his "angry eyes."

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* Once when {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} was on a diet and he was grumpy about it, Jon kept urging him to smile. Garfield finally agreed...and grabbed the corners of his mouth and twisted them upward into a "smile", while still flashing his "angry eyes."



* If SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's grin isn't depicted (in comics or animation) as being permanently stuck on his face, it's usually depicted as this trope.

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* If SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's grin isn't depicted (in comics or animation) as being permanently stuck on his face, it's usually depicted as this trope.
20th Aug '16 4:18:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BasicInstructions, twice. Had its own devoted strip [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2006/8/23/how-to-fake-a-smile.html here,]] and sent up with [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/2/28/how-to-pose-a-photo.html "what is a smile but a grimace of happiness?"]]

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* BasicInstructions, ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'', twice. Had its own devoted strip [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2006/8/23/how-to-fake-a-smile.html here,]] and sent up with [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/2/28/how-to-pose-a-photo.html "what is a smile but a grimace of happiness?"]]
13th Aug '16 1:31:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': "Honey, your teeth are showing, but your lips are tense."

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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'': "Honey, your teeth are showing, but your lips are tense."
3rd Aug '16 1:36:26 PM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only ones who turned smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) grins at you, it is more likely an expression of fear or aggression than friendliness. It's because when you grin, you show your teeth, as in "bare your weapons". Grinning is an expression of fear that became a show of submission in social primates. It's thought that's why it became a friendly gesture in humans - it's advertising that you don't want any trouble.

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* We humans are the only ones who turned smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) grins at you, bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile, it is more likely an expression of fear or aggression than friendliness. It's warning potential challengers that they are not to be messed with. This is because when you grin, you show your teeth, as in "bare your weapons". Grinning is an expression of fear that became a show of submission in social primates. It's It is thought that's that this is why it became a friendly gesture in humans - it's it is advertising that you don't do not want any trouble.trouble.
** In fact, this is true of many animals, since their teeth are their main weapons. Its meaning is lost for humans because of our greater variety of expressions and because our teeth are puny compared to theirs.
10th Jul '16 7:24:33 PM CrystalGlacia
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* Toothless in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' attempts to smile when Hiccup smiles at him. It comes off as more endearing than scary though, because Toothless is UglyCute.

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* Toothless in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' [[http://i.imgur.com/jJGGJjX.gifv attempts to smile smile]] when Hiccup smiles at him. It comes off as more endearing than scary though, because Toothless is UglyCute.
17th Jun '16 9:31:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Literature/ASongofIceandFire'', Sansa Stark immediately notices that [[MagnificentBastard Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish]] has this kind of smile when meeting him for the first time.

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* In ''Literature/ASongofIceandFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Sansa Stark immediately notices that [[MagnificentBastard Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish]] has this kind of smile when meeting him for the first time.
11th May '16 11:41:12 AM erforce
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* Cromartie's attempts to smile in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' are not convincing.

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* Cromartie's attempts to smile in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' are not convincing.
6th May '16 7:06:57 AM aye_amber
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* In ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', this golden moment between Gul Dukat and Weyoun, after a nasty barroom brawl between Cardassian and Jem'Hadar soldiers:

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* In ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', this golden moment between Gul Dukat and Weyoun, after a nasty barroom brawl between Cardassian and Jem'Hadar soldiers:
6th May '16 1:32:43 AM PaulA
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/AcornaSeries'' eventually has the titular [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo]] {{Unicorn}} reunite with her species. There's a hiccup in the road because she, having been raised by humans, will show big toothy grins which are threat displays to the unicorn people. It's really the only notable instance of culture shock.
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