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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by theprawncracker, May 1, 2008.

  1. BeakerSqueedom

    BeakerSqueedom Well-Known Member

    Alright, if you MUST insist.
    Honestly...who knew you were into that?

    *Putting on the leather*
    XP....Oh wait...

    ....*Looks at her hand* :0 Omg....

    ERM...*Is back in her normal clothes*

    *Puts them on*
    *Flutters eyelashes*

    xP Now I haff fuller, darker lashes...with...


    *Background sexy music plays*

    Now YOU can have longer lasting lashes..WITH...


    "Maybelash...where we do things the Prawn way..."


    *Models* XP
  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Giving this thread a MUCH needed bump in order to put it out there for nomination in this year's Muppet Central Awards for Best Thread! Stop on by and fill out a ballot! It's easy as pie! :zany: ;)
  3. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Well-Known Member

    how did i miss this thread?

    i put this observation in another thread, but clearly it belongs here. i went to a seminar on punctuation in medieval and early modern texts, and it reminded me of the mc forum:

    sometimes punctuation is grammatical, but other times it guides a reader on how to interpret a text when reading it aloud/performing it. someone wished we had more choices of punctuation marks, and the speaker noted that emoticons beginning to serve that function.

    so i realized that MC emoticons have THREE functions:
    1) as punctuation to guide reader interpretation (if you go by the labels you see when you roll the mouse over the icon selection tray): yikes:eek:
    2) literally the name of the character depicted: my favorite frog is :)
    3) as some other facet of the muppet's personality: and i am cute, too :super:

    i still usually find emoticons annoying, but thinking of them as an evolution in vernacular punctuation might just make me ok with them.

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