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Emoticons (minicast)

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A listener has a question about emoticons, those little sideways symbols you type to suggest emotions in informal electronic writing. You know, like using a colon, dash, and a capital P to stick out your tongue like this 😛 or using a colon, dash, and small letter d to say “Yum!” :-d But if you’re going to toss emoticons into your prose, the caller asks, how in the world do you punctuate them?

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