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rabanito

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #840 on: April 30, 2019, 04:06:21 am »

You didn't get my tongue-in-cheek comment, apparently.

Well I missed some emoticon.
Sorry about that
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Frans Waterlander

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #841 on: April 30, 2019, 11:54:06 am »

Well I missed some emoticon.
Sorry about that

Well, I try to communicate without these @#*&% emoticons.
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #842 on: April 30, 2019, 12:05:25 pm »

Well, I try to communicate without these @#*&% emoticons.

I've found out that there are nations whose sense of humor (or lack thereof) requires raising a flag with clearly written words: "It's a joke, it's a joke." Or a smiley.

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #843 on: April 30, 2019, 02:47:45 pm »

I've found out that there are nations whose sense of humor (or lack thereof) requires raising a flag with clearly written words: "It's a joke, it's a joke." Or a smiley.
Really? (it's a joke, it's a joke,  :) ;) :D ;D)
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #844 on: April 30, 2019, 04:02:31 pm »

Really? (it's a joke, it's a joke,  :) ;) :D ;D)

Look Frans. I said "sorry". It should suffice.

And yes, emoticons are there to be used to replace the body language which is not possible writing messages on a PC.
That's the reason for their existence.
Many of us, me included, are not very proficient in colloquial English. So is it.
Emoticons may help and are recommended always when defining "netiquette" for beginners.

Hope this helps

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #845 on: April 30, 2019, 04:16:45 pm »

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Frans Waterlander

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #846 on: April 30, 2019, 09:35:17 pm »

Look Frans. I said "sorry". It should suffice.

And yes, emoticons are there to be used to replace the body language which is not possible writing messages on a PC.
That's the reason for their existence.
Many of us, me included, are not very proficient in colloquial English. So is it.
Emoticons may help and are recommended always when defining "netiquette" for beginners.

Hope this helps

Hi Rabanito,

You make some very good points. I should be more aware that not everybody on this forum is fluent in American English. My apologies.
As for emoticons, I'm not a fan; I've seen too many times people making really nasty remarks on this and other forums and then add a smiley or other "cute" emoticon.
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #847 on: May 01, 2019, 07:23:52 am »

Hi Rabanito,

You make some very good points. I should be more aware that not everybody on this forum is fluent in American English. My apologies.
As for emoticons, I'm not a fan; I've seen too many times people making really nasty remarks on this and other forums and then add a smiley or other "cute" emoticon.

It's OK.
Thanks  :) .....................................  (cute emoticon intended as joke)
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #848 on: May 16, 2019, 02:31:46 pm »

Really? (it's a joke, it's a joke,  :) ;) :D ;D)

To a German, humor is no laughing matter.
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #849 on: May 16, 2019, 02:33:56 pm »

Customer to salesman at car dealership: "cargo space?"

Salesman: "Car no go space. Car no fly."
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #850 on: May 16, 2019, 02:55:08 pm »

To a German, humor is no laughing matter.

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