An exchange of emails across two work days. N is a senior writer, R is, like, the boss.
Subject: Arriving Today
Environment Florida [one of my organizations, and therefore projects]
+0+@||7 |33+ !!!one1!!eleven!!
Subject: Re: Arriving Today
I can’t decide if that |33+ is intended negatively,
positively, or with any communicative function at all.
Subject Re: Re: Arriving today
Don’t look at me, I’m emoticon-illiterate.
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Arriving today
What this means is “Totally elite!”
Being elite is positive. The target date of arrival is 2/1, which means the “must arrive before this day” is 2/15. So I am psyched that your NSLs [newsletters] arrived in that window.
R, this in not an emoticon. It is “|33+ 5p33|<” or leet speek, or elite speak. It is used to show the writer’s lack of a social life, coupled with some kind of obscure typing skills.
This is an emoticon, applicable to this situation.:P
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: arriving today
/ : > /
(Translation: R, with furrowed brow, as youth culture escapes his grasp once more.)