In general, I am opposed to emoticons and feel that they are killers of the written word, such as it is in modern times. However, there are certain times that I would like to use one particular one. During IM sessions, I would like to express nausea and/or emesis in response to a message that someone has just sent to me. Is that asking too much?
Although the G mail developers saw fit to make available a pile of crap complete with buzzing flies, they overlooked the barf thing. In the past, I have resorted to making my own, but unless you know what it is, you might not recognize my intent. :0=
I am pleased to note that they have included the interrobang. In times like these, there is a huge increase in occasions where the interrobang is the only fitting punctuation, followed closely by barfing.