Here comes another opportunity for QueerJoe to be judgmental and insulting. I think emoticons are ridiculous and are only used by lazy people who don't care to think enough to write/text what they really feel.
If You Must
Now that emoticons have become ubiquitous, even in business settings, I think standards of etiquette need to be put in place as well.
- Emoticons should only be used to supplement text...to give a tone that can't easily be conveyed in the words.
- Responding to someone's Facebook status of a family tragedy (such as the death of someone close to them) requires more than a sad face.
- If you really want to be supportive of any problem a friend has texted you, a thoughtful, typed reply is better than an emoticon.
- If you're going to be rude enough to text an important message to someone that should be said to them in person, don't add to the rudeness by adding emoticons.
- If you're one of those people that adds "just kidding" after insulting someone even when you're not "just kidding", a winkie face emoticon is the same thing.
The least they could have done was a sad teary face.
Any other rules or breaches of emoticon etiquette?
Current SpinningI made some progress spinning the singles of the British Romney from Carol at Black Bunny Fibers...you remember, the singles I was planning on plying with the Blue Face Leicester.
If anyone had asked me prior to now whether I'd ever recommend Romney for spinning, I'd say it was crap fiber, but great to learn on. I have changed my mind...this shit is fucking AWESOME!