Emoticons in 1881 according to the QI Elves

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 5 13:43:50 UTC 2013

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The QI Elves @qikipedia
In 1881, US humour magazine Puck published the world's first
emoticons. http://pic.twitter.com/G4z9ZpFEuZ
9:33 a.m. - Mar 5, 2013

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The "QI Elves" work for the UK program "Quite Interesting"

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‘The QI Elves’ is Stephen’s nickname for the people who research,
write and produce QI in all its guises - television, radio, books,
games, apps and internet thingies. Catch them on @qikipedia.
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The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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