Email conventions seeping into handwriting
vneufeldt at M-W.COM
Tue Aug 3 12:02:27 UTC 1999
Please, WHAT does ':P' mean?
Victoria (who has never yet - blush - used an emoticon in her e-mails)
Victoria Neufeldt, Merriam-Webster, Inc.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Johanna N Franklin
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 7:26 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Email conventions seeping into handwriting
> I have seen emoticons, mainly the :) emoticon, being written.
> And I know someone who, upon, realizing that someone is teasing him,
> will say "colon p" - the appropriate emoticon to use in that situation.
> Johanna Franklin
> Excerpts from mail: 2-Aug-99 Email conventions seeping i.. by Erin
> McKean at VERBATIMMAG.
> >Anyone else noticing email conventions (like emoticons) dribbling into
> >handwriting or typescript? You don't have to admit it if you've
> done it. I
> >can carry my shame alone.
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