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01-28-2005, 07:55 AM
Now we all atribute their origin and use to our very own Flytrapgurl, but I have seen them used in other places, leading me to believe that there is another source. Does anybody know what that source is? Inquiring minds....
01-28-2005, 12:11 PM
I've used them since I first started chatting on BBS's... I don't remember what started it.
If you want to go really far back... http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif
01-28-2005, 01:40 PM
using them for what?
01-28-2005, 06:22 PM
They're used for quoting (or de-quoting, I suppose) actions, such as writing *sigh* instead of "I'm sighing." I first picked up on them after playing online text-based games (like MUDs,) but I don't know where they came from. Probably old interactive text-based communication protocols.
01-28-2005, 08:53 PM
I think some stone age man scribbled them on a wall as stars or something... or perhaps a teacher one day said...
"That is just wrong, it's to wrong for an X... what's worse than an X... hmmm.. I know... *" *Bam... the astrisk was born. http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif
01-28-2005, 11:43 PM
has anyone ever read "Breakfast of Champions" by Kurt Vonnegut? He has an interesting take on the asterisk.
01-29-2005, 04:29 AM
There's an asterisk next to Roger Maris' homerun record, when he got past Babe Ruth. There were some interesting remarks about it.
01-29-2005, 11:12 PM
Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Jan. 28 2005,2:55)]Now we all atribute their origin and use to our very own Flytrapgurl, but I have seen them used in other places, leading me to believe that there is another source.
See, I've been telling you guys this all along...
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