A note about grammar

There are two types of people:

  • those who treat an emoticon that ends a parenthetical as the closing bracket of the parenthetical (like this :)
  • and those who don't (like this :))

Here is a counterexample as to why everyone in the former group is wrong:

I had a bad day today :( but tomorrow will be better :)

Still in group number 1?

  1. Go to your room
  2. Think about what you've done
  3. Your mother and I are very disappointed