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Cacophonix
7th Nov 2013, 13:57
I am a believer in the smiley, not least because I can be an ironic git who keeps his tongue (mostly) firmly in his cheek and am apt to be misunderstood by those who can't see the merry twinkle in my charming eye (see modest as well).

The smiley stands in for the twinkle. Now there are some folks here who dislike the emoticon and tend to see it as an outstanding example of illiteracy...!

Are you on the side of the smiley or am I a member of the illiteratii (if there is such a word)...? ;)

Caco

4mastacker
7th Nov 2013, 14:07
Smilies for me.:ok::ok:

vulcanised
7th Nov 2013, 14:12
Only very recently started using them occasionally and not a fan by any means.

I wonder if those who frequently use them evet bother to dither and see what it means, particularly http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/tongue.gif which is often used inappropriately.

The SSK
7th Nov 2013, 14:12
Don't mind smileys but the word 'emoticon' makes me :yuk:

probes
7th Nov 2013, 14:12
smilies for me, too - saves space and typos and one can't explain all in plain words! http://mail.yimg.com/ok/u/assets/img/emoticons/emo3.gif

Dak Man
7th Nov 2013, 14:13
:ok::D:O..........:)

MadsDad
7th Nov 2013, 14:14
Ah.

Thought you were going to be talking about George.

Sorry, my mistake.

Lonewolf_50
7th Nov 2013, 14:17
or am I a member of the illiteratii (if there is such a word)

There is now, if there wasn't before. :8 Someone needs to start a neologism at some point, why not you?

Men of letters
The term "man of letters" ("belletrist", from the French belles-lettres), has
been used in some Western cultures to denote contemporary intellectual men; the term rarely denotes "scholars", and is not synonymous with "academic".
Originally the term implied a distinction between the literate and the
illiterate, which carried great weight when literacy was rare.
It also denoted the literati (Latin, plural of literatus), the "citizens of
the Republic of Letters" in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, where it evolved into the salon, usually run by women.
I thus infer that the illiterati would be those who are not literate, and thus men of pictures rather than men of letters.
Porn hounds, more or less. :hmm:

Limeygal
7th Nov 2013, 14:17
:ok: There seem to be a lot of touchy posters around here-smileys let them know you are just having fun. Nuances of speech get lost sometimes in print form. If they still get offended-well fukc 'em :) (see what I did there?)

Cacophonix
7th Nov 2013, 14:29
I thus infer that the illiterati would be those who are not literate, and thus men of pictures rather than men of letters.
Porn hounds, more or less.
http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/yeees.gif

Well said sir! :eek:

Caco

Tankertrashnav
7th Nov 2013, 14:49
For some reason the one that annoys me is :E

Usually makes me feel like :* and maybe I :rolleyes:

I like all the others, though, and use them where appropriate :ok:

Tankertrashnav
7th Nov 2013, 14:51
Thought you were going to be talking about George.



Me too - are you an Alec Guinness man or a Gary Oldman man?

Have to say it's Gary Oldman for me, every time!

lomapaseo
7th Nov 2013, 15:01
There seem to be a lot of touchy posters around here-smileys let them know you are just having fun. Nuances of speech get lost sometimes in print form. If they still get offended-well fukc 'em

The smiley won't help and instead pisses off even more those who revel in a pseudo insult to their intelligence.

There is no touchy feely in a forum

The smiley only works when somebody has character to smile themselves among strangers.

Lightning Mate
7th Nov 2013, 15:08
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Lightning_29/tongueout-Copy_zps57827617.jpg

The SSK
7th Nov 2013, 15:15
There should be one for 'no, I really do want to hurt your feelings'
A scowlie, maybe?

tony draper
7th Nov 2013, 15:24
One started a thread where stories had to be told using only smilies, it were not a great success.
:(
Come to think once stared a thread where scenes from movies had to be guessed just from sound effects,that one were a bit better.
:rolleyes:

clip-clop-clop-clipityclop clip clopclipclopclipityclop---rumble---rumble--rumble--"steady lads"-RUMBLE -RUMBLE-RUMBLE---"RIGHT"---twang-twang twangytwang---swishhhh--- wooooooosh--thunk-- thunk-- thunk---thunk--arrghhh---- ooowwww aggguuu----arrrggggghhhh--sacre blu!,
:rolleyes:

goudie
7th Nov 2013, 15:49
The one I seem to use most these days, is:confused:

Lonewolf_50
7th Nov 2013, 16:33
There is no touchy feely in a forum

Unless Slasher is around. :cool:

DX Wombat
7th Nov 2013, 17:46
What? No smilies?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DX_Wombat/icon_pale1.gif (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DX_Wombat/media/icon_pale1.gif.html)

That would mean I wouldn't be able to use this one http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DX_Wombat/icon_cheers.gif (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DX_Wombat/media/icon_cheers.gif.html)

Mallan
7th Nov 2013, 19:46
I use them so:eek: as not to be misunderstood. :ok:

axefurabz
7th Nov 2013, 20:08
The problem I find is that there's no "raised finger" smiley, if you'll forgive the term.

That should be an incentive for someone to ferret one out!

Can't speak for the rest of you (obviously!) but I find I use exclamation marks more in texts and online correspondence than I do in "proper" written communication. Anyone else find that?

500N
7th Nov 2013, 20:11
Axe

Yes, I do the same.

Often ending a sentence with !!! to make a point.


Also agree with this
" The problem I find is that there's no "raised finger" smiley,
if you'll forgive the term."

:ok:

gingernut
7th Nov 2013, 23:36
I ry to avoid them, unless I'm actually smiling.:)

Flying Binghi
7th Nov 2013, 23:50
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LordGrumpy
8th Nov 2013, 03:40
I only liked one Smiley.
Did he catch a spy called Riley?
To some its absurd:
But I like a word.
Or a pun placed in slyly.

sitigeltfel
8th Nov 2013, 04:16
I have a friend whose surname is Smillie. He says that going back four generations it used to be Smellie, but for some reason his ancestors changed the spelling.

Lon More
8th Nov 2013, 07:12
Load of http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/shit-emoticon.gif

Lightning Mate
8th Nov 2013, 07:24
The problem I find is that there's no "raised finger" smiley, if you'll forgive
the term.

That should be an incentive for someone to ferret one out!

You rang ?

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Lightning_29/smiley_zps899034cc.jpg

mikedreamer787
9th Nov 2013, 01:02
This thread is.... http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/adult/hump.gif'd.