It has come to my attention that a number of SDMB users hate the use of similes for whatever their reasons. I respectfully disagree. It simply allows a poster to express him or her self if they so choose.
I propose the elimination of the letter “e”, because some schoolchildren hate it and there are those older who have simply forgotten their hatred. Tom Lehrer, satirist extraordinaire, has in fact penned and sung a song extolling “Silent E” for public television (The Electric Company, if I am not mistaken). The elimination of silent e, or e entirely, would come as a great relief to first graders everywhere, and SDMB posters in particular as a waste of electrons.
So to those who hate smilies, I say: :wally