Emoticons: How much can ya bear?
I've gotta say right now that sometimes I feel like getting a knife out of the kitchen drawer, grab my victim and then proceed to decapitate it. Not only that; I'm then going to rip the innards out, throw them in the air with glee and then stomp the remains into pulp.
There..... got that off my chest.
I'm only kidding off course; it's more of a silly urge that comes over me every now and then. Like when I see half a dozen of those teddy bear emoticons, all lined up together, with the hearts flying out of them. Actually I just figured out that they are blowing kisses and not trying to rip their chests open like I would with that knife.
Now I'm not specifically picking on the bear here...... just it's annoying overuse; and that also applies to a few of its mates; the banana, the dog, the yah-hooer, the puker and the fluttering heart spring to mind. To me, the bear is an expression of sympathy; like when someone's dog dies.
Why do people have to use so many of them? Isn't one bear per post enough. Okay, maybe two bananas can dance together and the emoticon that rolls around laughing depends on the circumstances. 1= You're cracking up. 2= You just spat coffee over your keyboard. 3= You fell off your chair and broke ya leg!
The other day I saw these emoticons at the end of a post.
Sort of contradict each other, eh?
And can some one tell me what the hell this is supposed to be---->
A ghost? A sheep? A cloud with legs?
And off course there is that puking emoticon. Don't think I've had a reason to use it yet; no matter how nauseating a blog or thread may be. It's enough to make ya sick!
There's no doubting the usefulness of emoticons..... when used for their purpose. i.e. Expression. Especially in this environment where English is not everyone's first language and translations can be misinterpreted. And some people do get a bit excitable when they communicate.
Anyways, I've put away the knife..... but I've got the air freshener and spare shirt handy. Just in case that teddy bear pukes on me!