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In article <Csy80y -dot- Gor -at- news -dot- cis -dot- umn -dot- edu>,
Katharine M Schommer <scho0106 -at- gold -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu> wrote:
>Another question: when using a smiley at the end of a parenthetical
>remark, is another paren necessary? (this is an example :-) (this is
>another example :-)) I've seen it rendered both ways.
I like the second, because when I first saw the smiley used, for
some reason I always saw it included in parentheses. So when I
saw ( blah blah blah :-), I always wondered what the funny symbol
":-" meant! If the last parenthesis hadn't done double duty, I
might have figured it out earlier. ( blah blah blah :-)) is
easier for a newbie to parse.
But I have since seen the smiley dictionary, so I am completely
informed and no longer a newbie. ;)
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