Smilies - A wonderful addition to written English?

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Good CO, May 16, 2006.

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  1. you should be shot

    7.4%
  2. you should be buggered

    18.5%
  3. you should be ashamed of yourself

    7.4%
  4. Who gives a f*** ?

    18.5%
  5. you add life to your post

    33.3%
  6. you are shakespeare

    14.8%

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  1. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Let's see now. I have to admit that even I've used them on occasions.
     
  2. :smurfin:

    Are you drawing these yourself, Good Co? :D
     
  3. Thank you for the additional range of smilies.

    :shaking:

    I have no idea why this one should represent "shaking", but it made me smile!

    Litotes
     
  4. I too have to admit to using them, but I'm not proud of it.

    I'd much rather use the English language but sometimes there just isn't the time to craft the right phrase. Innit?
     
  5. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    They can aid the "hard of understanding" to appreciate the finer nuances of sarcasm and humour. It can save a teddy throwing session from some arrsers!