The Bretons and other inhabitants of the New World have once again copied one of our Gallic traditions...
In an effort to be witty, they sometimes use the keys on their computer like ;-) or :-(. to draw clumsy little characters, known as Smileys, on their e-mails.
You will find the genuine Smilix on this page… along with their explanation. You can of course imagine plenty of other meanings depending on your humour, and theirs!
To catch a Smilix, you just have to click it.... You can then save it and stick it in your e-mails to add a note of fantasy!
(Firefox users should right click to save a Smilix).