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Re: Discussion list guidelines

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 12:06:33 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199712041706.MAA06883@access5.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
to follow up on what Gregg Vanderheiden said:
> 
> GV:: What does complice smile mean?

AG:: There are dictionaries for smileys already -- we don't
need to define the dictionary here, just use it.

-- Al

PS (Linguistic backtrace):

"Complice smile" means 
"the trigram semicolon, hyphen, close-parenthesis"  ;-)
which means "a smile delivered with a [conspiratorial] wink."

The semantics of a smile delivered with a wink is that the
speaker is alluding to some private knowledge unarticulated in
the message but shared between the speaker and her [ac]complice.
It signals a condition of complic[ity] existing between speaker
and hearer.

Ergo "complice smile."

QED.
Received on Thursday, 4 December 1997 12:08:45 GMT

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