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Friday, April 25, 2008

Emoticons make me :(

A front page story in the Freeman today sadly noted, ":("

The story, ":( TIME FOR TEEN WRITING: Informalities of the electronic age turning up in school assignments," stated:

"Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in."

I am, therefore, obligated to write an essay about this, using only sad faces:


As you can see, it took me a whole 6 seconds to "write" this, thanks to http://www.text-image.com.

Take that, English!
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