[Dixielandjazz] Clarity redux

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Mon Mar 21 08:58:15 PST 2005

Thanks for the good advice, and for a new word (seriously), 
"emoticons."--Charlie Suhor

On Mar 21, 2005, at 9:08 AM, dingle at baldwin-net.com wrote:

> In a post this week, Steve Barbone cleared up a question for the 
> listee about the useof VBG ethat it meant "very big grin". Some of us 
> also use a hangover from the old Compuserve days that means the same. 
> It is: <G>), meaning grin. It serves to make it clear that the text is 
> meant to be in jest or fun. Without some clues tossed in, or vocal 
> inflections to guide, some might take a remark the wrong way. Frankly 
> I prefer this or VBG to the multiple keyed emoticoms. But if any one 
> new sees these used, then take what you read as being in the spirit of 
> good humor.
> Don (I hate it when you don't understand me) Ingle
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