From: Frank Ellermann (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 02:07:37 CST
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Dmitry Turin wrote:
>> What is the "emoticons" ?
> Most probably a forgotten translation from French. In English,
> it's more frequent to see them named "smileys"
Smileys cover ASCII art like :-) or ;-Q while emoticons also cover
strings like <gd&r> (grin, duck, and run) or your examples.
> however the emoticon designates the icon that is displayed and
> replacing the ASCII-Art smiley.
I'm not aware of any icon representing the emoticon <gd&r>. Some
acronyms like ROFL might also belong to the emoticons.
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