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Old 05-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Brynda Brynda is offline
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What does J mean at the end of emails?

I know a couple of people who do this, but I don't know what it means. Neither of them are peeps I feel comfortable asking. Anyone know?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:51 PM
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I see this on emails from my husband in gmail - when I click "show details", I see that it's a smiley that he typed - like this -
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:55 PM
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I know a couple of people who do this, but I don't know what it means. Neither of them are peeps I feel comfortable asking. Anyone know?
Their names aren't by chance John or Joan or Jim, are they?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:56 PM
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Yeah, when the message is composed in Outlook and someone types a smiley, it is converted to the corresponding letter ("J") in Wingdings font, so when the font information is lost or ignored in another email program, it shows up as a plain old J.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:59 PM
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Ah! Mystery solved. Thanks much!
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:37 PM
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OMG, I've been wondering this for so long! I'd figured out that it meant something akin to a smiley, but I couldn't figure out what the relationship between the smiley and the letter J was! Thanks for explaining, ReticulatingSplines, and thanks for thinking to ask, Brynda!
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