I must be inexperienced too then. I didn't know the
was meant to express sarcasm. Around here, it's usually used to express annoyance.
If you are on a laptop/PC, rolling over a smiley with your mouse will show the "name/emotion". That may help in the future. It took me a while to figure it out, too.
But, I think we've beat this horse to death now.
Stop talking about Shatner's acting!
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton