Writing in Parentheticals – A Feminine Practice
There is little excuse for a man to use parenthetical faces in his correspondence. Men should simply use words to convey intent and meaning, leaving the faces for the ladies or kids who don’t know better.
If you can’t say it with words, just don’t say it; hide your feelings- you’re better off that way than to use a pair of punctuation marks to make cute faces or figures.
I understand that humans have been using codes to communicate for ages, blah, blah blah. Let me assure you, emoticons are not the direction we want to go.
I wish, for the purpose of convincing my audience, that I had a more concrete argument but I don’t. Bottom line: It’s really lame.
I am glad that emoticon use has seemed to drop. This is all the more reason to give it up entirely, it’s no longer cool, it’s perfectly lame, or if not lame, feminine at best.
To read more on this strikingly sorry way to convey ideas, see the wiki site: