Stop the Presses – a primitive ancestor of :-) discovered – 1912

Ambrose Bierce, back in 1912, invented the snigger point!

(Of course, there is no such key on my keyboard. I checked the standard HTML codes, and the only useful thing I found was the ‘Thorn’: þ which could be a stuck out tongue. The inverted questionmark: ¿ is the closest thing to Bierce’s invention.)