Smiley Faces & Other QWERTY Expressions
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Without coming off as counter-cultural, well maybe I am, I refuse to use 🙂 to imply I am smiling, or 😦 to solicit sympathy or even 😉 to convey the fact I am just kidding, LOL.
These are keyboard shortcuts that are compounding my fear that we , as a society, are abbreviating our way to relegating the King’s English to “Old School Nonsense” status.
Say it’s not so Shakespeare! Please join me, as I kick and scream at the very thought.
So for now, “Very, very funny _____ (fill in the blank), and can you imagine my gleeful facial expression? (I used to think or hope that LOL meant Lots of Love.)
PS I am going to start a list of these symbols, just in case we need a glossary.