corvi (corivax) wrote,

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:) !!!

From a 1969 interview with Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, by Alden Whitman of the New York Times, found here:

Q: How do you rank yourself among writers (living) and of the immediate past?

A: I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile-- some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question.

Vladimir Nabokov invented emoticons! :) :) :)

(Linked from Language Log, but I thought it was too entertaining not to repost.)
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