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Query about language in Schome Park
« on: July 15, 2010, 10:35:45 AM »
Hello I'd be very grateful for any opinions about this.  I'm still writing a book chapter about archaeology in Schome Park, it's overdue and I'm slogging away.  I'd be very grateful if anyone who was involved in Schome Park would provide their opinion about what the following mean (approximately):
=)
:P
=p
=P
Are there differences between each and every one?
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 10:39:14 AM »
Oh that's funny I forgot what would immediately translate into a smiley

Well I know you know but it would be really extremely helpful if you could try to put into words what this means (without the gaps that I have to use here to prevent the smiley)

: P
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 10:42:32 AM »
They are both variations on  :) and :P ,   :) / =) being just a general smile used to show people you are happy,  and :P / =p / =P being a more joking smiley
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 10:01:46 PM »
I'd say a : P is different from a smiley. I associate with "meh" - because Liony always used to associate it with "meh".

I suppose I'd associate with phrases like "yeah, right" or "if you believe that you'll believe anything" or a glance meaning "I'm not really being serious here" or "You do realise I'm being sarcastic, don't you?"
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 09:46:02 AM »
very interesting, thanks a lot both of you.  I asked someone outside the Schome project but who works a lot with online data and for them :P and :p always connotes the use of a tongue.  does this mean anything to you?

Any further contributions hugely welcome...
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 03:09:13 PM »
emoticons are representations of facial expressions that accompany text to add emotion to it. Apart from using caps lock for anger it can be pretty hard to determine the "tone" in which the person is "speaking" to you in.
So for an example if I typed,
I am so angry with you  >:(
and
I am so angry with you  :P
you can immediately tell that the second line is meant in a joking manner.

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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 03:36:45 PM »
Using tone is interesting in text chat, as Animus says the use of emoticons can help, as can bold, italics and CAPS.

For example...

"Oh, you're so annoying" on its own could be taken several ways.

"Oh, you're so annoying!!!!!  >:( >:( >:(" clearly shows that the speaker/typer is upset and really does find the other person annoying.

"Oh, you are soooooo annoying  ::)" suggests being sarcastic.

"Oh, you're soooooo annoying  :P  :lol:" suggests the person is joking.
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 08:29:15 PM »
This is wonderful information, thank you so much.  What do tongues have to do with joking? We don't normally stick our tongue out when we joke do we (although I can see that we do when we say 'meh')
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 08:54:22 PM »
Tongue in cheek, I think
 :P
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Re: Query about language in Schome Park
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 10:11:19 PM »
I only used as others were and it seemed the most logical smiley to use, the problem is that text doesent have a tone of voice...

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