> From: Madhu Menon <webguru at vsnl.net> > > Well, when you ask "any more silly questions?", I'm not sure what to > make of it. To me, it just sounds like a slap on the face, at least in > this part of the world. I don't know whether you had a smile on your > face or a frown while you were writing that. So I have to take the > statement at face value i.e., you really think I'm asking silly > questions. nope, just me being silly myself... > I wrote a mail to Rudy yesterday telling him, "Oh, bugger off, Rudy!" > and then put a smiley after it. That made it clear to him that I > wasn't really annoyed. He wrote back saying he was glad I put a > smiley, or else it could have been misinterpreted. yeah, i'm lucky in that rudy knows better with me... i think... > >as other evolters will tell you, i'm not surly in real life... > > Unfortunately, I live too far away so I may never meet you. Without > that, I don't much about whether you're a funny guy, quiet guy, > sensitive guy, insensitive guy, or whatever... i'm a jerk... a complete knee-biter... > On the Web, we miss tone, inflection, and context of speech. We also > live in different cultures. It's very easy to get misunderstood. i know... neat, huh? > That's what emoticons are for. :) feh. just assume somewhere over 90% of what i say is actually accompanied by a smiley, and you'll be all set... annoying, aren't i?