Did You Ever Think How Smilies Change The Meaning Of A Post

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deb1, Nov 5, 2009.

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  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    I was just thinking about how drastically the little smilie face at the end of a sentence can change the way I read a post.

    For example:

    I really like you. [​IMG]

    is different then

    I really like you [​IMG]

    I really like you [​IMG]

    or

    I really like you [​IMG]

    I really like you. [​IMG] (Okay, that one scares me)

    Try it.

    Put some phrases down with different smilies. It is strange how these little, yellow guys can completely change the meaning of a sentence.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Deb, this is a great thread topic. (Would add a smiley here but I never use them.)
     
  3. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
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    Quote:Ok, I will try it.

    I really like you. [​IMG]
     
  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:Ok, I will try it.

    I really like you. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Ok, I will try it.

    I really like you. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    And this is why smilies are so helpful in Internet communication. They add to our words where voice inflection and facial expressions are lacking.
     
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I really like you. [​IMG]
     
  8. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Whoa. It's amazing how the meaning changes!

    I really like you [​IMG]
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I really like you. [​IMG]
    I really like you. [​IMG]
    I really like you. [​IMG]

    This one is just cute.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I love that smilie!

    Hey guys, you don't have to use the phrase, I really like you. Use any phrase that you can change with smilies.
     
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