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"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
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'Gee, Bill, you're not still upset about that e-mail I sent you yesterday, are you?'
Eeny, Meeny, Miney hang together while Shirley frowns in the corner.
A man with a happy face balloon is about to have it popped by Death.
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I wish I had your optimism, Ted.'
"I'll bet he's got your personality."
"Sure makes a change from New York!"
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"There's been a huge outpouring of emoticons."
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"My appraisal says disappointing..." "But with a smiley face!"
"I got a text from Black Bart. What does a sideways frowny face mean?"
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"Mrs. HIggins, which button do I push to make a smiley face?"
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"How cute! A smiley face on my pink slip."
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"....You're the guy on all my texts my wife sends me!"
"You got 50% and 45% for accuracy!" "That's over 100%...Yes!"
"What makes you think I'm dripping it on my shirt?"
'Okay, now I'm hoping he's right...'
"I'll have to get someone younger to look at your résumé. I'm not fluent in emoji."
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"I don't know what it is. I never get by the first interview."
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'Look, it's a memo from the boss about layoffs. . . He put a :-) at the end of it.'
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"I'm just here for an opinion poll. What do you think - am I less fearsome than the grim reaper?"
"Do you think adding the emoji with the heart shaped eyes will soften the blow of mass layoffs?"