I remember back when I was first learning to read in school. They used pictures in some sentences to help the 6 year olds learn to read.If it ain't emoticons it is an undecypherable string of letters! WDFDTtTAD?
I'm not really a grumpy old geezer unless there is an icon for it! Reminds me, we used to get messages like that in grade school, a science weekly magazine I think was called Explorer. There would be a picture and plus or minus a few letters as needed. Kinda cool when I was eight or nine years old. I guess I haven't reached my second childhood yet!