Emoticon Idiots

I have a small peeve. It’s the rampant misuse of the emoticon 😛

Many users use 😛 as an indication of “funny” or perhaps “happy” or to otherwise indicate mirth.

The 😛 emoticon signifies a raspberry, which specifically, is what you do when you stick out your tongue and blow air and spittle forward (see: Archie Bunker). Sadly, many of my friends suffer from Emoticon Idiocy.

(I am also peeved by people who insert the “-” between the colon and the letter, but that’s just a stylistic preference and separates us old-folks from the I’ve-just-found-the-Internet folks).

I have spoken.

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