Would you accept a smiley face as punctuation?
I catch myself all the time - instead of writing a period or an exclamation mark or something similar, I add a textual smiley face. I don't do it in my Hubs, of course, but generally, when writing to people, I do
I don't think you're alone, I see it all the time. If it's just friendly banter then I don't see a problem. Definitely not okay in a thesis! I see a lot of sentences ending with "lol"as well.
I'd be rather confused. I'm not a texter and don't use smiley faces on anything. Okay, I'm a dinosaur. Did I just do that? There's a first time for everything.
In informal communication (emails between friends, comments on message boards, tweets, etc), it's fine. Smiley away: they enhance clarity.
In formal communication (a work-related email, a scholarly paper, a letter to the editor, a published article, etc), it's not okay. The smiley will make you seem less credible, less mature, and less professional. In formal writing, your words should make your meaning clear. If your meaning might be misinterpreted, do a re-write until it /is/ clear.
Smileys are for your time off.
Only in texts or emails; other usage is out as it's just for fun, not for serious writing. Traditional rules of grammar and presentation are essential if you want to put across a serious point or important information. Smiley faces are definitely not acceptable in exams - I have seen some!
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Smileys can be useful for communication in internet forums if you want people to know that your comment shouldn't be taken too seriously. Otherwise I don't use them very often.
by manlypoetryman8 years ago
Could you use some extra smiles?Just for the fun of it...Go on and...Bring it with the smiley's: ...C'mon...you know you want to put your best smiley face on here!
by kmackey328 years ago
Ok so I don't know how to make the smileys work. Can someone tell me. :-)..
by thebeast0223 months ago
Does bad grammar and spelling bother you?I don't expect everyone to be an English professor, but for goodness sake people, use some punctuation and a built in spell-check! This is primarily aimed at forums, hubs, and...
by Bev G4 weeks ago
The reason I ask this is because I just had a hub edited to change one comma, placed outside quote/speech marks, as per correct British punctuation, to reflect US style. That was the only edit.I don't mind in this case...
by ElSeductor17 months ago
The reality is that we are alone in this eternal, dark, and cold universe. Why can't we accept this reality? Death is the end. There is no heaven, and there is no hell. We do not need religion in...
by giselle232311 months ago
What is your definition of a good writer?
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