I was chatting with my brother the other nite about blogging.
He was lamenting the apparent inability of alpha numeric text to express a snide "mnyaeh" (think melodramatic moustache twirling meets james cagney impersonator).
An emoticon wasn't really going to get it across.
Then, like a bolt from the blue (not really), we came up with an idea we dubbed "emo-tags".
An opening and closing tag ought to do it; just like html/xml entities.