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Why do Russians use parentheses instead of smileys?

It’s a unique and trendy thing in the Russian-speaking segment of the web – to put a round bracket at the end of a sentence to express friendliness without acting too emotional. However, it often confuses foreigners.

Posted by Regina Zilberg on 3 Dec 2017, 16:44

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i_crust
Dec. 4th, 2017 04:08 am (UTC)
Ну почему instead of, когда ) и :) - это совершенно разные вещи)
kpoxa_e
Dec. 5th, 2017 01:28 am (UTC)
Вот именно :)
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