if you're the type who is inclined to use an emoticon, what do you roll with?
me? i like the colon-space-parentheses way. i think with the space, he (?) looks friendlier and less like his bottom lip is about to eat his eyes.
i can't stand emoticons with noses, whether it's the dash or lowercase o.
a former boss of mine was hyperloyal to the lowercase o construction. it made me want to choke her every time i saw that in an e-mail. like, it made me irrationally angry. listen bosslady, i don't see a smiley face. i see bozo the freaking clown. enough.
what's your preference?