Smiley Face Wars

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One the problems - and we've all heard enough on this subject - about communicating electronically is that intention sometimes gets muddled in the delivery. A good rule in our house is that if you can't look someone in the eye and say it, you have no business texting, emailing or posting that statement.

Have you ever noticed how if someone wants to ream you out electronically, they have their say and then attach a smiley face? As if that renders the entire tirade palatable. It kind of reminds me of when my, then, five year-old went through this phase of saying exactly what came to mind and tacking "no offence" onto the end. Example: "Nana (to my mother) your hair looks dreadful today." - pause - "No offence."

So, by that rule, I could say the following:

I really dislike you 😃😃😃 You're ugly and your mother dresses you funny 😜😜😜😜 and, by the way, your ass really does look fat in those pants  😇 😇 😇 😇.

Good to know!