Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

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What would *you* call it?

I do like this comment from an Office Assistance page. My vote goes for 'tetchy'.
"If you've used an instant messenger or chat service, you've seen the ubiquitous smiley and frowning faces used to represent happy and sad. These symbols are called emoticons, a combination of the words "emotion" and "icon," and you can insert them to add a personal touch to most Office documents.

Note In a purely unscientific poll of the Office Online team, we couldn't agree on what the third symbol meant. Different people thought that it was a sign either of indifference, frustration, or grumpiness. You be the judge. MSN® Messenger officially calls it disappointed, so we'll use that description for this article."

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