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11th Jul '17 1:47:05 PM jccw227
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', Buster and Babs [[BurgerFool are both working at Weenie Burger]]. The whole time, their manager keeps reminding them that they have to smile. During the course of the episode, the smile becomes more and more forced to the point where it's just their mouths stretched wide while showing a lot of teeth, especially since one of their customers is Montana Max.
14th Jun '17 9:49:49 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'' the first witch the protagonist encounters is described thusly:

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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'' ''Literature/TheWitches'' the first witch the protagonist encounters is described thusly:
25th Apr '17 2:13:44 PM Medinoc
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* Jones of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[spoiler:had to learn all emotional responses through observation and mimic, having none of her own.]] She [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1127 mentions to Antimony]] that she knows how to smile in theory, but in practice it's unnerving. The actual result isn't shown, only Annie's reaction.
25th Mar '17 11:12:06 AM Premonition45
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See also TheUnSmile.
4th Mar '17 11:17:18 AM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into a sign of joy. If an ape or a monkey grins at you, it is conveying either aggression or submission, because it feels threatened. When you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into a sign of joy. If an ape or a monkey grins at you, it is conveying either aggression or submission, because it feels threatened.submission. When you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
2nd Mar '17 2:45:17 PM EpicLinkSam
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* Joey Wheeler from Anime/YuGiOh sometimes makes a creepy grin which the internet has dubbed "Joey Wheeler's Creepy Chin" when either

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* Joey Wheeler from Anime/YuGiOh sometimes makes a creepy grin which the internet has dubbed "Joey Wheeler's Creepy Chin" when either whenever:



--->'''Kaiba''': (''Referring to Noah'')Oh my god! Whatís wrong with his face? Guys, are you seeing this? What the hellís wrong with his face?!

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** Or for absolutely no reason at all
--->'''Kaiba''': (''Referring to Noah'')Oh Noah'') Oh my god! Whatís wrong with his face? Guys, are you seeing this? What the hellís wrong with his face?!
2nd Mar '17 2:43:52 PM EpicLinkSam
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* Joey Wheeler from Anime/YuGiOh sometimes makes a creepy grin which the internet has dubbed "Joey Wheeler's Creepy Chin" when either
** Someone pulls off an awesome move in the card game
** Someone beats him in a game or insults him (basically an intimidation tactic or sign of anger)
** When trying to make a point
--->'''Kaiba''': (''Referring to Noah'')Oh my god! Whatís wrong with his face? Guys, are you seeing this? What the hellís wrong with his face?!
--->'''Joey''': (''Has the Joey Chin expression'') I fail to see the problem!
--->'''Kaiba''': What the hell is wrong with everybodyís face?!
10th Feb '17 5:39:24 PM Schismatism
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* Nacht, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', has a smile. Well, in a sense, anyway. It's [[TakeOurWordForIt never accurately described]], but it's been used quite successfully as an interrogation technique.
10th Feb '17 4:40:39 PM Fangusu
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Related to the CheshireCatGrin, SlasherSmile, TheUnsmile and PsychoticSmirk.



* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into an expression of joy. If a non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is actually frightened; the "non-human primate grin" is a warning to potential challengers that the barer of this expression will attack if one is not careful. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you convey friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into an expression a sign of joy. If a non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile an ape or grin, a monkey grins at you, it is actually frightened; the "non-human primate grin" is a warning to potential challengers that the barer of this expression will attack if one is not careful. This is conveying either aggression or submission, because when it feels threatened. When you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you convey express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones.
trouble.
29th Dec '16 9:17:19 AM Xtifr
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* From Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Concrete Jungle]]'':

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* From Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheLaundrySeries short "[[Literature/TheLaundryFiles The Concrete Jungle]]'':Jungle]]":
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