Tue, 15 Jun 1999 23:29:08 EDT

In a message dated 6/15/1999 11:23:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Many people say it's to make up for lack of body language/inflection since
> you can't see the email writer but I have to ask, have none of them read
> sarcastic or humorous books before? Movie reviews? Dennis Miller is as
> funny in print as he is live and there ain't one stinking smiley face in
> his books.
> But I'm not bagging on anyone, just explaining why you'll never see a
> smiley face or LOL style abbreviation from me.

I use them so people will know that I am being sarcastic or making a joke, so
no one mistakes my jokes or sarcasm for rudeness or meaness. Each person does
what works best for them.


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