From: Joó Ádám (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 24 2008 - 04:52:44 CST
> "Emoticons are childish. They're also a way for
> people who can't write well enough to convey
> their emotions through prose. If you write
> something funny, I'll laugh. If you write
> something not funny, putting in a stupid smiley
> face isn't going to make it funny. And if you
> write something clever or smarmy but fail to
> convey such, winking at me isn't going to make
> it clever or smarmy. See this paragraph? Do I
> need to put in an emoticon to make my attitude
> clear? I didn't think so."
Punctuation marks are childish. They're also a way for people who
can't write well enough to convey their intent and emotions through
prose. If you write something inquisitive, I'll answer. If you just
state something, putting in a stupid question mark isn't going to make
it a question. And if you write something excited or stressful but
fail to convey such, using an exclamation mark isn't going to make
it excited or stressful.
I am so angry and nervous now. The question is whether you see this
paragraph or not, and whether I need to put in a punctuation mark to
make my attitude clear or not. I didn't think so.
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