Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 22 06:55:37 UTC 2001

At 2:14 PM -0400 6/22/01, Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:
>In newsgroups, mostly rec.music.filk, it's often used as a chuckle,
>constituting or beginning a response to something someone else has said.
>That's a single "heh". Doubled or tripled, it's (mock-)evil laughter,
>sometimes accompanied by the string "<eg>" (without quotes), which means
>not "exempli gratia" but "evil grin".
>My 20yo son, who does A LOT of IRC-ing, uses single "heh" as a chuckle, as
>described above, when I send him something amusing. He often uses the
>      ^_^
>as a smiley. He tells me that non-rotated smileys are common to standard
>among anime fans online.
Does this indicate something about the predilections of Doug Wilson
of our list, or is this smiley  enjoyed by non-animists as well?


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