My niece is a gem of a human being.
She is cultured, refined, empathetic and urbane. She is almost a different species.
So I was surprised when she signed an email with an emoticon that was unfamiliar to me:
I asked her if she was channeling her inner-redneck.
I was sure it meant:
She informed me that <3 is a heart.
Really, I did not have a clue.