I have begun communicating with a fellow online. He writes well, has a good vocabulary and his areas of study are interesting to me. BUT... I am having a hard time with a writing habit that seems pretty odd, and it is in EVERY message at least once at the beginning, and again at the conclusion.
I feel so petty for pointing this out, but maybe someone here has experience or can put it into a context where I can let it go?
He writes "Smile." I think in place of the :) icon that most people in informal writing. But he writes the word out. The first time I read it I thought it was a command sentence telling me to smile. But it is not. It is just a thing he does.
I am wondering how this translates into verbal conversation???
Anyhow... This is a first for me and I have talked to LOTS of people online. Thought I would share!