Today’s tip is don’t overdo it. And yes, we are talking about using emoticons.
Now we do not deny that these combinations of punctuations can come in handy at times, and in any language, however, the words at and times should be noted carefully here.
This is because at other times these are either superfluous or simply inappropriate.
So do use them (if you wish) in informal e-mails, texts and comments on this blog, however avoid them in official correspondence, reports or marketing campaigns for flower festivals in Catalan cities (and our most sincere apologies to the marketing department of Girona council for whom our tip today obviously come a little too late…)
PS. For all of you wondering, the flower festival itself (which incidentally all of us here at The English Garden attended) was exquisite, magical and very vibrant. Below are a few photos of the installations.