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CHAT: smiley faces (was Re: INTERSYSTEMAL CONLANG)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 2, 2002, 2:34
In a message dated 07/01/2002 01.59.17 AM, jeff jones writes:

>I didn't know it was a reflex. Can it be cured?
:? <=== tongue-in-cheekie, takin' on a SoCal surfpunk accent };} ... NOPE!, it'z _like_ dope, maan, ya haf no hope!... af'erall, _like_ William S. Burroughs zay'd dhat language ez _like_ a viruz, duuude! And we _be_ on dha 'Net, man, w'ere dhere's _like_ hell-a virusiz... *_^
>I thought it was just a convention like those smiley faces I usually can't >figure out.
Ya mean "emoticons" 0_o? ASCII emoticon portrait of the Walt Disney character "Stitch" ===> ';' OBCONLANG: Emoticons are IMHHO more fun than Blissymbols (or whatever they're called... ;} >^..^< Hanuman Zhang >8} -------------- --- -- -- - - - - - - - - - - "There is no total revolution, there is only _perpetual_ Revolution, real life, like love, dazzling at every moment." ~ Paul Eluard "Profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side... Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe." - Neil Postman