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HausofTroye
post Sep 11 2014, 04:55 PM
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A fascinating topic that i observe in threads across the forum. Is there a correct way to use emoticons, are they part of the sentence previous to them and should they be punctuated thusly, or are they lawless and not bound by full-stops?

A)
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I place my emoticon here because i am always grammatically on point. mellow.gif
B)
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I place my emoticon here because i am a free spirit pirate.gif

C)
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I place my emoticon here because i have swag~

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A) is neat and cool. B) is WRONG and messy and C) is the one. Where do you place yours, or do you mix and match depending on the situation? ohmy.gif

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post Sep 11 2014, 05:00 PM
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Emoticons r dumb and ghey
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post Sep 11 2014, 05:10 PM
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I would never put a full stop before an emoticon, it just looks silly to me. The whole point of an emoticon is to either emphasise the point or to imply a certain meaning or intent within the phrasing. To cut it off rather defeats the purpose.
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post Sep 11 2014, 05:16 PM
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i dont use them or full stops or caps or sensible thoughts or w/e
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HausofTroye
post Sep 11 2014, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE(Lextina @ Sep 11 2014, 06:00 PM) *
Emoticons r dumb and ghey

No mad.gif

QUOTE(J▼hnkm @ Sep 11 2014, 06:10 PM) *
I would never put a full stop before an emoticon, it just looks silly to me. The whole point of an emoticon is to either emphasise the point or to imply a certain meaning or intent within the phrasing. To cut it off rather defeats the purpose.

No. rolleyes.gif

QUOTE(✖ cucumberella ✖ @ Sep 11 2014, 06:16 PM) *
i dont use them or full stops or caps or sensible thoughts or w/e

No~

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post Sep 11 2014, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE(HausofKubrick @ Sep 11 2014, 05:55 PM) *
Where do you place yours, or do you mix and match depending on the situation? ohmy.gif

I place my emotes & punctuations wherever I feel like placing em, there are no rules to stop me. cool.gif.

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post Sep 11 2014, 05:56 PM
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Emoticons are for people who don't have the guts to go with deadpan.
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post Sep 11 2014, 05:57 PM
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This is precisely (one of the reasons) why I don't like using them. It feels wrong both ways. Not including C because that isn't even a real way.
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post Sep 11 2014, 05:59 PM
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B obviously
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post Sep 11 2014, 06:04 PM
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I do a combination really. wacko.gif 'cos you never know when you're gonna need them laugh.gif and it's cool~

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post Sep 11 2014, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE(Cassandra @ Sep 11 2014, 06:56 PM) *
Emoticons are for people who don't have the guts to go with deadpan.

just give me a FLAN
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:05 PM
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I always do B. Just makes the most sense to me for some reason, and I've become used to it. I think occasionally I have done C.
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:06 PM
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I do B most of the time.
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:09 PM
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smoke.gif none of the above
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:13 PM
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I'm testing this out cuz I'm not sure. magic.gif

There we go~
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:33 PM
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B is definitely the way forward, wrong and messy describes me rather well in all things that are supposed to look neat.
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HausofTroye
post Sep 11 2014, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE(Swagerella @ Sep 11 2014, 08:09 PM) *
smoke.gif none of the above

~ v hip~blink.gif~ster
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post Sep 11 2014, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE(Cassandra @ Sep 11 2014, 06:56 PM) *
Emoticons are for people who don't have the guts to go with deadpan.



Indeed.
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post Sep 11 2014, 09:09 PM
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No option with the emoticon before the punctuation mark ohmy.gif?
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post Sep 11 2014, 09:31 PM
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emoticons are for ugly people
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