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Emoticons as punctuation

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Bags Mon 10-Sep-12 14:22:21

I find I quite like using emoticons as punctuation. By which I mean that if I want to put a wink at the end of a post or sentence, I don't usually think it needs a full stop as well. Has anyone else found this?

Marelli Mon 10-Sep-12 14:25:45

Yes - especially if it's a grin - it doesn't really need an exclamation mark, either. I still tend to put one in though.....confused.....(!)

Ella46 Mon 10-Sep-12 14:54:15

Yes Bags Sometimes it just doesn't look right! grin

AlisonMA Mon 10-Sep-12 15:03:21

I think it is OK eithe way. If you think it matters Bags put it in Pedants but then you would if you thought it did! smile !?! grin

Bags Mon 10-Sep-12 15:37:03

Oh, quite, alison grin Each to their own as far as winks and smiles, etc. go.

Now I want to remove the . after the etc because it seems superfluous even though I know it's correct.

Oh! how will I cope? The stress! The stress!



^ superfluous full stop, sort of just in case.

Ella46 Mon 10-Sep-12 16:45:16

Oh Bags I really like the . after etc. It's very satisfying. (Should I have put two there as it was the end of the sentence? confused again.

Anagram Mon 10-Sep-12 16:46:36

And isn't it annoying when you realise you've forgotten to close your brackets? confused
(I speak from experiencce...grin)

AlisonMA Mon 10-Sep-12 16:48:52

I am so glad some of you are fallible too!

Ella46 Mon 10-Sep-12 22:38:29


Ella46 Mon 10-Sep-12 22:40:28

Ana I hope you weren't having a go at me there!!!????