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Re: Some final references
--- Dann Pigdon <email@example.com> wrote:
> The nature of sarcasm doesn't translate well into
> written text. We need to
> invent a sarcasm emoticon for clarity. I would
> certainly have used some in
> my previous paragraphs had they been available.
Before this strays too far off topic, I would like to
add that the old standby "smiley" emoticon, tends to
serve as a good "just kidding" / sarcasm symbol.
All the more so when the smiley has the "mean
eyebrows." I.e. >:), or >:-) for those who insist on
Now the question arises: does a sarcastic smiley with
a nose also contain respiratory turbinates? Probably
not, given its digital nature. Though only a
dissection would truly tell.
Jason - who is really stretching this one to maintain
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