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>>Personally, I feel that if what I write
>>needs an emoticon to defuse or explain it, then I probably >>haven't
>>enough about the words I used. Novels aren't full of >>emoticons, yet most
>>seem to understand sarcasm and humor when we read it.<<
Ah, but novels ARE full of adverbs, Sue said informatively. That means that
in a novel, one knows how something was said because of another word--Aren't
you cute, he said sarcastically; aren't you cute, he said fondly; aren't you
cute, he said disinterestedly.
And how do you think I meant this? Guess! suepstewrt -at- aol -dot- com