[pou-kis wer-bis; English paw-sis vur-bis]
in or by few words; with brevity.
When did the New York Times first use an emoticon?
Last week the New York Times ran this headline: “Twitter Study Tracks When We Are : )” That little emoticon printed in a venerated newspaper suggests growing acceptance of abbreviations and pictographic communication. Of course, the article is about the internet and technology, so a nod to common electronic communication is appropriate and light-hearted. The CityRoom blog over at the New York Times pointed out that back in 1862, the paper …
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