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January 09, 2012

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I can think of no better emoticon to accompany an invitation to go lobster fishing. Perhaps that's a big thing in Maine.

Actually 'e' is Japanese for 'picture'.

I wonder if the word coinage could have also been influenced by English emotion or emoticon?

@Jamie: Gah! I was looking at the correct definition ("picture") and my brain derailed. Thanks!

And yes, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that "emoticon" was an influence here.

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