Friday, September 17, 2004


Jerz's Literacy Weblog: Tracking the smiley.

Are the origins to be found somewhere in the Reader's Digest or, as Wikipedia suggests, a 1953 ad in the New York Herald Tribune?

I wonder if the wink has been tracked? 'Tis my emoticon of choice, but strictly in txt only. This sort of wink would seem to need a ;) somewhere to work.

As someone who is overly fond of a wink, I should brush up on some variants.

*\:-) the tam o shanter may have been useful *\;-)

*\;#) apparently this means drunk wink in a tam o shater which may have been appropriate on the occasional winter bloggerly evening.

~= and this a candle, for today... *\;#)

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