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Smilies Saves The Day

I never realized that I talked a lot with smilies until a friend messaged me…. ‘ Why do you end everything with a :-)?” I was caught off-guard because it isn’t the kind of thing that you take notice of, you see. And my answer is simple, “That’s because whenever I am smiling, I type :-) and if I am not, then I end it just like that. That’s when I am serious.” I’m not lying….it’s seriously why I use the smilies. I smile, and my sentences smile with me….talk about writing like you’re talking. I walk my talk. :-) (yes, yes…I AM smiling) Her question bored into my skull for a while because I remember using :-) in some emails and posts, not because I was smiling, but to let the other person know I write in jest. And it makes a world of difference! Here….let me compare some of them with you. F**K Off!!!!!!! Vs. F**K Off!!!!!!! :-D You’re a moron, you know Vs. You’re a moron, you know. :-) Bitch-slapping is not allowed in this forum Vs. Bitch-slapping is not allowed in this forum ;-) How many times do I have to remind you about the payment? Vs. How many times do I have to remind you about the payment? :-)))) Get lost Vs. Get lost :-) Behave yourself. Be nice Vs. Behave yourself. Be nice. :-P With smilies, you can also save a conversation or hold your poise on the fence by taking the edge off of whatever you’re saying using abbreviated words. I hate you, sometimes Vs. I hate you, sometimes. LOL! Don’t be an ass Vs. Don’t’ be an ass. ROFL! Your work isn’t exactly what the client is looking for Vs. Your work isn’t exactly what the client is looking for *shrugging* (but in actual fact, what you’re trying to say is that the work sucks, no wonder) You’re talking with your other end, izzit? Vs. You’re talking with your other end, izzit? HAHHAHAHA!! See? Shouldn't we be worshiping Smilies?
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