Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Is That an Emoticon in 1862?
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2009/01/19
3:18pm
San Diego, California
Admin
Forum Posts: 1443
Member Since:
2007/08/02
Offline

Is That an Emoticon in 1862?. In the transcription of President Lincoln’s speech, which added comments about applause and shouts from the audience was this line: “…there is no precedent for your being here yourselves, (applause and laughter 😉 and I offer, in justification of myself and you, that I have found nothing in the Constitution against.” Bryan Benilous, who works with historical newspapers at Proquest, said the team felt the “;)” after the word “laughter” was an emoticon, more than a century before emoticons became a widespread concept.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online:
26 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 891

Bob Bridges: 680

Ron Draney: 663

RobertB: 476

deaconB: 472

Robert: 445

tromboniator: 428

Dick: 418

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3052

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3313

Posts: 17546

Newest Members: Disappointed, grapedesk, Lakshmi, mphilip271, kopperklapper, webspinner1, kdarnell, Gary Campesi, KDeppa, bc3176

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1443, EmmettRedd: 724, Glenn: 1692, timfelten: 0