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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]]":
24th Dec '16 2:52:50 PM Fangusu
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* There are several accounts of dog owners getting threatened or attacked by dogs after producing toothed smiles. Dog are really just defending themselves because they feel threatened upon seeing teeth.

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* There are several accounts of dog owners getting threatened growled at or attacked by dogs their pets after producing toothed smiles. Dog Dogs are really just defending themselves because they feel threatened upon seeing teeth.
20th Dec '16 6:54:36 PM Fangusu
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch smiles in a sinister fashion when he gets his "wonderful, ''awful'' idea" to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas.



* 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 warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. 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 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 it the barer of this expression will attack if one is not to be messed with.careful. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express convey friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
20th Dec '16 6:46:49 PM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothy smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in chimpanzee language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. 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.
** 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.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones. Even then, humans might find it to look threatening (at least someone has noted this about friendly bonobos smiling), which would be a [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subversion]].
* There are several accounts of dog owners getting growled at, nipped, or even bitten by their frightened dogs after smiling.
** This is because in "dog language", baring your teeth and/or snarling - the motions of which can be simulated by an enthusiastic smile - is considered to be a threat. In their minds, they're simply defending themselves after you've threatened them.
* Dalmatians are the only dog breed that can approximate a smile, usually done so if they know they're in trouble or are just very happy. It looks like a snarl, but they do not show their back teeth, and they're usually wagging their tails.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothy toothed smiling into an expression of joy. If a chimpanzee (and possibly most apes) non-human primate bares its teeth in what looks like a human smile or grin, it is warning potential challengers that it is not to be messed with. This is because when you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in chimpanzee animal language. In social primates, exposing the upper front teeth is an expression of fear and hence a show of submission. 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.
** 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.
** A friendly chimpanzee smile, if it shows any teeth at all, only shows the lower ones. Even then, humans might find it to look threatening (at least someone has noted this about friendly bonobos smiling), which would be a [[{{SubvertedTrope}} subversion]].\n
* There are several accounts of dog owners getting growled at, nipped, threatened or even bitten attacked by their frightened dogs after smiling.
** This is because in "dog language", baring your teeth and/or snarling - the motions of which can be simulated by an enthusiastic smile - is considered to be a threat. In their minds, they're simply
producing toothed smiles. Dog are really just defending themselves after you've because they feel threatened them.
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upon seeing teeth.
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Dalmatians are the only dog breed that can approximate a smile, usually done so if they know they're in trouble or are just very happy. It looks like a snarl, but they do not show their back teeth, and they're usually wagging their tails.



* Victims of strychnine poisoning will sometimes die with a horrifying grin on their faces, due to muscle spasms.

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* Victims of strychnine poisoning will sometimes die with [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin Dolphins]] have what looks like a horrifying grin "smile" on their faces, due faces regardless of their mood. This "smile" makes it very easy to muscle spasms.assume that dolphins are nice and gentle. The truth is that they are not.
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