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of humor & smileys (was: -es vs -en in English)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Monday, December 6, 1999, 20:49 writes:
>I have found that even smileys can be misunderstood - particularly the >'winking ones'. But it's been my experience so far that misunderstood >smileys provoke less heat than misunderstood non-smileys.
Exactly why in many of my posts, you will see smileys, to show that I am joking and not trying to provoke a flame war. So far, i havent had many misunderstandings at all.