Re: Foot to mouth
Foog im mouf? Nefer haggensh po me!
Smilies and lols and hahas and hehehes were invented specifically to make up for the fact that you can't see a person's face or hear their tone of voice on the web.
Nothing dumbed down about them, Joey. I think it's smarter to use them than to deal with brushfires caused by misunderstandings just because a person was too proud to lower themselves to using unsophisticated emoticons.