Posts Tagged: emoticons

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jade Chang

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Jade Chang discusses her new novel The Wangs vs. the World, citizen journalism, and how to write an immigrant story that’s not all about pain.

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A History Of Emoticons

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“In 1887, Ambrose Bierce wrote an essay, ‘For Brevity and Clarity,’ suggesting ways to alter punctuation to better represent tone. He proposed a single bracket flipped horizontally for wry smiles, ‘to be appended, with the full stop, to every jocular or ironical sentence.’” At Good, the unlikely origins of the pervasive emoticon. Can it can […]

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