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StumpyNubs

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865 days ago

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It’s a fact. No sense in denying it. It is what it is and that’s the way it is. You are bound to tick someone off without the least bit of intent. It comes naturally to a format like this where words can mean one thing to one person, and another thing altogether to someone else. The main cause is simple, the written word lacks the benefit of facial expression.

Take this sentence for example: “You, sir, are a Rogue!”

That would tick anybody off as written. But consider it another way: :”You, sir, are a Rogue! :)”

See the difference? The first one might make you angry, it would likely lead to a new addition to the dreaded block list. But the second statement… well those are nothing more than the playful words of a friend!

In case you didn’t notice, the difference was a simple smiley face. A digital facial expression, if you will. I can say the filthiest thing about your mother, but if I insert the proper smiley face, it’s no longer an insult. It’s just one of the guys ribbing you!

I see a lot of turmoil here on Lumberjocks that could be avoided entirely with the proper use of smiley faces. I firmly believe that guys like HorizontalMike would be among the most beloved in the community if they developed a skill for the use of these little digital peacemakers. And, as a member of said community, I feel I need to do may part.

So I have developed what I believe should become the OFFICIAL SMILEY FACE key for all Lumberjocks. When you have something to say that may be taken the wrong way, consult this key, select the proper smiley face and insert it at the end of your comment. It is certain to make anything you say as well received as the kindest compliment.

Here’s a system we can all use…

:) = I am happy!

:( = I am sad!

:0 = I am SHOCKED about something!

;) = I just made an inside joke

;( = I am little ticked off

:< = I just grew one of those droopy western guy mustaches

:x = I am blowing kisses at my avatar photo

:?) = I have a big nose but that’s ok because I have value as a person

&) = I’m a little dizzy and disoriented.

:@( = I am upset because now I have a pig nose

9:) = How do you like my curly eyebrows, my wife says they embarrass her.

1:0 = That’s one sweet unibrow, which is shocking because earlier my eyebrows were curly.

3:) = I am the king of this thing

:^) = I am looking over there while I am taking to you, which is rude

8^) = Now I’m looking over there with binoculars… what the heck is my deal anyway!

5):0 = My ten gallon hat only holds 5 gallons!

+++++:) = I can balance five apples on my eyeball, what can you do?

B^) = I am one cool cat with my shades and my leather jacket which you can’t see me wearing, but is definitely there.

Please feel free to add your own favorites to our new “Smiley Face Key”. And if you ever again find a conversation on this site going downhill, link this page as a reminder that not everything is an insult. Sometimes it’s all in good fun!

-Your fellow LJ
Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
Host of the greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood!

(PS… the HorizontalMike thing was a joke. See.. I am adding a smiley face! :)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com


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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 865 days ago

If we learned anything from Foreigner’s “Jukebox Hero” it’s that one guitar, slung way down low, is a one way ticket, and there’s just one way to go.

That doesn’t apply to this situation. But it’s still a killer lyric.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 865 days ago

id like to add the facepalm …. (-_-U) ... for when i do something dumb again.

can we get a galoot one too Stump?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 865 days ago

(o)-] I am Voltar the cyclops robot (read in a robot voice)

:-) : Hot day. No shirt.

-) You’re the apple of my eye.

:-€ fumanchu

∂ & Ω Mike :)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 865 days ago

fumacnchu – also know to me and my friends as “The Nuge” ala Ted Nugent. Best. Moustache. Ever.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 865 days ago

Stumpy, do you work for the diplomatic core or somethin’?

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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moment

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#6 posted 865 days ago

SHUT THE FUK UP ! X X X ((((((((((((((((((((((( hug ))))))))))))))))))))))

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 865 days ago

Wow, I stand corrected. Moment has found a way to be offensive while still using smiley faces… :0

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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redryder

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#8 posted 865 days ago

I firmly believe that guys like HorizontalMike would be among the most beloved in the community if they developed a skill for the use of these little digital peacemakers.

You are a funny guy…................

-- mike...............

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 865 days ago

Just having a bit of fun with that… I used a smiley face, so you know….

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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redryder

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#10 posted 865 days ago

I know. Are you sacking the LOL?? Personally I prefer to LTMS…................

-- mike...............

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Bertha

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#11 posted 865 days ago

) : Hot day. No shirt.
.
That one made me lol :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 865 days ago

LOL went the way of TMI and OMG. I personally think those abbreviations SUK.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Bertha

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#13 posted 865 days ago

^nub, I still think the expression is pretty funny when used correctly.
Consider the following use:
Statement: “Magnum P.I. is awesome”
Response: “Lol Magnus P.I.”
.
or:
.
Statement: “SawStop rules!”
Response: “Lol SawStop”

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SPalm

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#14 posted 865 days ago

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› Double middle finger

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Bill White

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#15 posted 865 days ago

The Stumpy Guy RULES!! Insert anything ya wish ‘cause it ain’t changin’ my vote.
Stumps for president.
Anybody with a Lincoln bust in the shop has got to be a good guy.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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