Was Lincoln the First to Use Emoticons? Strangelets Add comments Jan 212009 Well, was he? Read about it here. Update: Phil Gons has the answer for us. HT: Digital Inspiration. No related posts. One Response to “Was Lincoln the First to Use Emoticons?” An Emoticon in a Lincoln Speech from 1862? ;) | PhilGons.com says: January 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm [...] HT: Tommy Keene [...] Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.