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post #1 of 16
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I had been on the MDC for a long time, seeing this little smiley around in various threads.

It always confused me. It seemed inappropriate, as I saw it most often in places where people needed support and encouragement.

"What does this little guy singing into his microphone have to do with being supportive?" I would wonder.

Then one day I was perusing the entire spectrum of available smileys and I saw that this one was coded as "1praying."

Oh.

Now I see it.

Months, I tell you. Months before I figured this one out.
post #2 of 16
Ok, what's this guy REALLY doing?
post #3 of 16
Ruthla- I think he's looking for a fight.....
post #4 of 16
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Ok, what's this guy REALLY doing?
Well, I tried to guess before I hovered over the little face to see what it really was...and my guess was the smiley was covering it's mouth, as if snickering behind it's hand...

Now that I know what it's doing, I can see it...sort of...

I can also see the "shaking fist" aspect, too.
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post #6 of 16
I always thought he was sucking on a body part other than a thumb. :
post #7 of 16
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I always thought he was sucking on a body part other than a thumb. :
Knowing what I know about the "family friendly" ideals of the MDC, I certainly never actually thought that he was not sucking on his thumb...although, I can see how one might make that assumption.
post #8 of 16
I actually thought the 'praying' smilie was someone talking on the phone, for a while...
post #9 of 16
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I actually thought the 'praying' smilie was someone talking on the phone, for a while...
Hey Smokering...

Totally OT, but I just had to tell you that every time I see your name on the boards, in my head I call you "Smoker-ing," even though I know it's "Smoke-ring."
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post #11 of 16
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I always thought he was sucking on a body part other than a thumb. :
Ya. Dh and I have a name for that smilie.
post #12 of 16
cjanelles: Yep, everyone does. I chose this nick, hmm, six year ago now (!), and have spent the rest of my Internet life pronouncing it for people. Ach well!
post #13 of 16
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cjanelles: Yep, everyone does. I chose this nick, hmm, six year ago now (!), and have spent the rest of my Internet life pronouncing it for people. Ach well!
I'm so unoriginal.
post #14 of 16
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Hey Smokering...

Totally OT, but I just had to tell you that every time I see your name on the boards, in my head I call you "Smoker-ing," even though I know it's "Smoke-ring."
I wonder how many others do that...I know that I do. It was quite some time before : I figured it out
post #15 of 16
Uh, it's totally "smoker-ing" in my head. Now that I know, I am not sure I'll be able to reprogram.

I knew that guy was praying but he always seemed like a very chatty/not very solem prayer to me. I can piture the diety(ies) to whom he's praying rolling their eyes and being all "here we go again. Smiley wants a new hat or something."
post #16 of 16
Uh, it's totally "smoker-ing" in my head. Now that I know, I am not sure I'll be able to reprogram.

I knew that guy was praying but he always seemed like a very chatty/not very solem prayer to me. I can piture the diety(ies) to whom he's praying rolling their eyes and being all "here we go again. Smiley wants a new hat or something."
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