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Matt Labash, reluctant emoter

Nov 7, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 08 • By MATT LABASH
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Am I overreacting, inflating small, plump-faced portents of illiteracy into harbingers of cultural apocalypse? Of course I am. I’m a professional journalist. That’s what they pay me to do. Still, it genuinely saddens me. Not that I’m any longer in need of language to convey the nuance or subtlety or texture of my sorrow. For I now have an emoticon that pretends to do that for me: 

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