Sunday, June 14, 2009

Regarding the Winking Emoticon

Also known as "semi-colon close parenthesis."

I can't remember the last time I winked at anyone, and I don't receive many winks, either. So why do so many people on the Internet feel the need to pictorially represent a smile and a wink?



Anonymous said...

I think that maybe the semicolon close parenthesis people area bunch of Sarah Palin wanna be's. They can do the wink thing quicker than typing "you betcha" and "also though".

Kind of makes me wish there was an emoticon for "Shut the f*@k up you idiot". I guess for now I'll just have to ;) and just think it.

Jaime said...

It's a stand-in for ALL coy expressions, you see. It's like "look at me, I'm being so coy and/or clever that you could hardly stand it if we were in the same room, but since we're not and we're both terrible at deciphering tone via the Internet, I'll just ;) at you instead." Ya know?